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Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs R.D. Méthode Traditionelletext

Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs R.D. Méthode Traditionelle 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe best of the best at Blue Mountain is and has been the Blancs de Blanc R.D. since its inception in 2006. The all-chardonnay bubble is made in the traditional method, although there is nothing traditional about spending 7.5 years on your lees at the winery. So it was R.D. (recently disgorged) in August 2021, and then spent another year resting in a bottle before it was released the following fall. It has it all: dry, ethereal, precise, elegant, and sporting notes of green apple, hazelnuts, citrus, brioche and sea salt. One of the best non-Champagne sparklers in the world. It doesn’t need another day of ageing, but in my experience, there is no rush to drink this. Instead, stock up and serve this with fresh local oysters right out of the shell.Tasted: 30 October 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$49.99750mlwinery online/direct
AB$58.85750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 402594UPC: 626452721135