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Boyd Classic Cuvée NV

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Classic Cuvée is chardonnay grown at the estate on the cool northern Naramata Bench. The grapes were hand-picked at ideal ripeness for a sparkling base wine and then underwent first fermentation to dryness in stainless steel. No malolactic fermentation occurred before its secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine sat on lees for 20 months and was then riddled, disgorged, and bottled with no dosage in August 2020. The tiny bubbles move in a tight, small bead about the wine glass. The nose is a mix of savoury Okanagan sagebrush and citrus that spill onto the palate. A restrained lemon/lime peel is streaked with peach and mineral, with a slight sweetness to balance the acidity. Oysters are the first choice, but the matches are endless. Aging slowly, which is always a good sign. Great value here.Tasted: 12 June 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$35.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Silhouette Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 626990418979