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Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blancs De Blanc 2011 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blancs De Blanc 2011

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blancs De Blanc 2011

Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine


Winery: Henry of Pelham Winery

Agent: Henry Of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 95/100

A spectacular Niagara sparkling wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, thus the moniker blanc des blanc (white wine from white grapes). This bubbly won gold at the 2016 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships. No wonder. It's crisp, toasty and refreshing with gloriously fresh notes of green apple and white peach wrapped in a warm blanket of freshly baked bread and melting butter. Pair with shellfish, fried chicken and potato chips for maximum please. Perfect holiday sparkling wine.

Blancs De Blanc food pairings: shellfish, fried foods, Asian fusion dishes, salad.

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This Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blancs De Blanc 2011 was reviewed on November 26, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Neil Phillips rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Aromas of baked bread, lemon curd, golden delicious and green apples, slight hazelnut. Brioche is evident - no surprise given 54 months on the lees.

On the palate, a very fine, delicate mousse and creamy mouthfeel carries flavours of white grapefruit apple, lemon, biscuits. Finish is medium-plus with a hint of spice, roasted chestnuts.

Outstanding traditional-method sparkler from Ontario. Will easily stand up to finer Champagne.

Tasted December 2016.
Melissa Pulvermacher reviewed this wine as follows:

Some of my favourite Niagara bubbles. With a note of salinity, bright acidity and green apple with a touch of pastry on the finish, this perfectly balanced wine showcases the Chardonnay grape brilliantly.
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