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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Boyd Classic Cuveetext
90POINTS
16½/20

Boyd Classic Cuvee NV

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Classic Cuvée is chardonnay grown at the estate on the cool northern Naramata Bench. It is all handpicked at the ideal acidity required to make serious sparkling wine. The first fermentation goes to dryness in stainless steel, and there was no malolactic fermentation prior to the key secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine was aged on its lees for 20 months before being riddled and disgorged in August 2020. No dosage was used. The bubbles are impressively small and move throughout the wine glass with a tight tiny bead. The nose is a mix of citrus notes with a tinge of Okanagan sagebrush. On the palate, there is a restrained lemon-lime streaked with peach and wet stone and a slight sweetness to balance off the acidity in what is otherwise a clean, dry finish. It is a very fine start for this label and but another sign that sparkling wine at a very high level is made in BC. Oysters would be my first pick, but the matches are endless.Tasted: 12 July 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiProducer: Silhouette Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 626990418979