Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut
“A lovely sparkling rose made from chardonnay and pinot noir by the method used in champagne (although the label can’t express it in that way). You’ll find very attractive, vibrant fruit flavours here, and they’re echoed by the crisp, refreshing texture and fine bubbles. This is a lovely wine for the summer (or winter) table and it’s great for roast turkey, salads and spicy dished featuring chicken and seafood” – 4.5 Stars
“One of the classiest pint bubblies from Ontario shows a subtle nose of fresh raspberry, icing sugar and fresh bread-altogether like a delicate raspberry pastry. It’s light to mid-weight and vaguely sweet, with a fine, racy effervescence and a drier, bracing finish. Very good length.” – 90 points
– David Lawrason, WineAlign.com, October 2012
Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine Smith.
Clonal selection and the use of traditional grape varieties (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) makes this wine a modern Niagara expression of a time honoured wine style. The secondary fermentation is done in bottle and this wine is aged for approximately 24+ months on the lees before disgorging.
• Made from the blending of 70-80% Pinot Noir with 20-30% Chardonnay
• Grapes were hand picked and bunch selected. Gently whole cluster pressed.
• Secondary fermentation was finished in bottle followed by a further 30 months aging on the lees
Food Matches: Salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon.
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Geographic Designation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Release Date: February 11, 2013
750 mL bottle
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Henry Of Pelham Family Est. Winery
Sugar Content: 13 g/L
Style: Medium-bodied & Flavourful
This is a VQA wine
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About Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery was established with our first vintage in 1988. At that time we were one of a very few estate wineries dedicated to producing premium quality wines made from 100% Ontario grown grapes. Our focus is on vinifera grape varieties. This family of grapes includes Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir to name a few. They have been cultivated in Europe for hundreds of years proving to produce wines of distinction.
In 1984 when our father, along with each of us (Matthew, Daniel and Paul), tore out the Concord and Niagara grapes at our own expense, people thought we were crazy. When we planted Riesling and Chardonnay under newly contoured hills and under drainage, many said they would never grow. We knew, after studying the heat scans and speaking with some of the other more progressive growers, that our vineyard was not only suitable for these special varieties but also located on the prime grape growing lands of the Short Hills Bench.
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