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Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs R.D. Méthode Traditionelletext

Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs R.D. Méthode Traditionelle 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis chardonnay from Blue Mountain’s estate vineyard was aged on its lees for 6.5 years before being disgorged in August 2019 and released 12 months later. There are no shortcuts when it comes to making world-class sparkling wine, and Blue Mountain proves it every year. This is everything you want in a blanc de blancs: precise, crunchy green apple and lemon that’s bolstered by hazelnut and brioche. The mousse is fine and silky, with a laser sharp, linear texture that's carried by the density of the fruit. Impeccably balanced, with a 4 g/L dosage, this is delicious now with oysters. But it's remarkably youthful and will only get better with time. Highly recommended.Tasted: 30 October 2020Tasted by: Prices:
BC$49.90750mlwinery direct
AB$49.95750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 402594UPC: 626452721128