RKS 2023 Wine: Cave Spring Blanc de Blanc Estate Grown Brut NV

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)

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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