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

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of Canada's top tier sparkling wines every year, and the RD 2012 BdB earns its spot once again. From their OK Falls estate, this chardonnay was whole cluster pressed in stainless, where it remained for a few months prior to heading to bottle in February 2013 for second ferment. It remained there on lees for 6.5 years before being disgorged in August 2019 with 4 g/L RS. This was released in November 2020. Led by chalk and shaped by lemon pith, this streams along the palate with crunchy green and red apple, toasted biscuit, a decent pad of lees, and shimmering lemony minerality. Acidity is bright, and the whole is elegant, through to the lingering, chalky finish. Drinking very well now, and will continue in your cellar.Tasted: 09 January 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 49.90 winery direct AB 49.95 private wine shops Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 402594UPC: 626452721128