Cave Spring certainly exhibited its strength in 2022 for both red and white wines. How does the Blanc de Blanc Brut fare?
Aromatics: Peach, pineapple, pear, guava, lime, butterscotch and almond croissant.
Palate: A nice sharp bite with slight notes of ginger, whole wheat toast almonds with some grapefruit on the finish.
Personality: I am just a regular guy from Beamsville in Ontario. I am just as good as many of those fancy smancy French Champagnes but I will let the wine writers toot their horn about me. I know who I am and I’m good. I am made the same way those French Champagnes are.
Food Match: fresh fig + goat cheese salad
pomegranate molasses, arugula, pine nuts, croutons.
Cellaring: Drink in 2023.
Cost: $32.95 (0ntario)
In a nutshell: Crisp, clean and straightforward traditional method made. 100% Chardonnay. Good value. The finish has more character than many Crémants.
RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 90/100.
(Cave Spring Blanc de Blanc Brut Non-Vintage, VQA Beamsville Bench. Cave Spring Vineyard, Jordan, Ontario, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 13983, 12%, 750 mL)