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Brut NV

Trius Winery at Hillebrand Brut NV Sparkling White

V.Q.A. Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
3939 days ago

The Wine Sisters scored this wine: 88/100

A blend of 70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir, this is a classic Niagara bubbly with yeast, lemon and green apple aromas and pleasant flavours of green apple, candied peach, lemon drop and bread-brioche notes. Enjoy with grilled white fish, vegetable tempura or roast pork. Tasted Dec 2012

Château des Charmes Sparkling Rosé 2009

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3939 days ago

The Wine Sisters scored this wine: 89/100

Always a top pick for us, this pretty pink sparkler is a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay that’s aged two to three years. Aromas of white crunchy fruit, lychee, ripe pear and peach are followed through on the palate along with red berries and floral notes. Soft and delicate mousse with balanced acidity this pairs nicely with soft, runny cheeses, roast chicken or BBQ’d salmon.

Mike Weir Sparkling Brut 2009

V.Q.A. Niagara Peninsula, Canada
3939 days ago

The Wine Sisters scored this wine: 88/100

Made in the traditional Champenoise method, this is a blend of pinot and chardonnay and aged on its lees for at least three years. The result is a very fine sparkler with herbacious, orange citrus and flinty aromas. Full bodied and soft on the palate with brioche, orange, lemon meringue and a long finish. Pair with oysters, mushroom risotto or duck confit. Tasted Dec. 2012

Huff Estates “Cuvée Peter F. Huff” Brut 2008

V.Q.A. Prince Edward County, Canada
3939 days ago

The Wine Sisters scored this wine: 90/100

A sophisticated sparkler that’s fresh and vibrant with a brioche, lemon and green apple aromas followed through to the palate. Mid weight and round with an exceptionally long finish this would pair well with strongly flavoured cheese plates, mushroom quiche, raw oysters or crab cakes. Tasted De 2012

Cave Spring Blanc de Blancs Brut

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3939 days ago

The Wine Sisters scored this wine: 90/100

Made from 100% Chardonnay, this sparkler could be a dead ringer for champagne. Elegant and dry, this has a nose of field flowers and chamomile, lemon and earthy minerality. Mid-weight and balanced with tangy acidity and soft but present bubbles. Flavours of brioche, lemon and mineral. Try this with poached lobster, sushi or grilled prawns. Tasted Dec 2012

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