This 100% Chardonnay sparkler is pale straw in colour with an active mousse and a minerally nose of apples and brioche. It’s light-bodied, dry on the palate, with a suggestion of toast, honey and apple and a light note of white blossoms. Long, lemony finish.
Henry of Pelham’s top sparkler made from estate Chardonnay is barrel fermented (20% of the Chardonnay fruit) and then sits on the lees for 5 years before being disgorged. It is always one of Niagara’s top bubbles with an enticing nose of lemon chiffon, fresh-squeezed lime, Chantilly cream, vanilla toast, brioche, fresh-baked bread and baked apple pie. It has a vibrant, energetic feel on the palate with bright citrus and elegant apple notes that work well with the leesy/baked bread and brioche accents through the long, freshening finish.
Pale pink peach hue, this traditional method fizz of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier is frothy and fresh in the mouth, kissed with wild strawberry, cherry and pretty pink florals. The palate is creamy and the dosage is ample, making this an easy and friendly pour for most palates.
A traditional method sparkling wine made from 100% Chardonnay. A fine stream of bubbles in the glass with persistent mousse. Lifted notes of fresh apple, citrus and brioche before a generous, creamy mouthfeel with good structure, grapefruit and lemon hints, through a textured close.
This sparkler won a silver medal at this year’s Ontario Wine Awards. Straw coloured with an active mousse of tiny bubbles, wafts of citrus, apple and green melon rise from the glass; medium-bodied on the palate, flavours of green apple and lemon fill the mouth.
Shows lively persistent mousse in the glass with gentle floral and green fruit scents accented by a splash of vanilla. Flavours of green apple dominate in the mouth, with background citrus supported by firm mineral and vibrant acidity. Lightly creamy texture contrasts with drying mineral on the finish.
Fresh with floral aromas and hints of citrus and baked bread, savoury and salty with a creamy texture, lively bubbles and an appealing quaffability. Torbato was essentially a forgotten grape and this winery is considered its greatest champion. Sella & Mosca are also going to introduce a traditional method, no dosage Torbato, which is not yet ready for release, but I experienced a preview tasting and the sparkling showed much of the same character as the charmat method, but with more complexity, yeastiness and length.