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Kin Vineyards Kindling Sparkling Vidal 2018 Wine Review

Kin Vineyards Kindling Sparkling Vidal 2018

Kin Vineyards Kindling Sparkling Vidal 2018


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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2020-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine

Winery: Kin Vineyards

Agent: Brian Hamilton

More Vintages: 2022 

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Molly Amoli Shinhat reviewed this wine as follows:

I love the name. Yes, let's kindle something, start a fire to make something good with family or relations - or people we feel like that about.

Made with 100% Vidal VQA, it's a hybrid grape developed in France to make Cognac. It was brought to Canada by Jean-Louis Vidal (1880-1976) in the 1930s and became a star in winemaking because it can survive Canadian winters. As well as staying alive (!), it can maintain its acidity and continue to ripen.

Here it makes a refreshing, sparkling wine, made using the charmat method where the second fermentation takes place in tanks. It shows very pale lemon with a sustained, feisty mousse in the glass. On the pronounced nose, it gives acacia, brioche, lemon, rosemary, with a musky note, like a fine perfume. On the palate it gives brioche, apricot, lemon, with a smattering of lemon rind notes. It comes together in a medium-bodied wine with high acidity. At 12.0% a.b.v., the 14 g/l residual sugar makes it an off dry sparkler.

Sparkling wines go with almost any foods. On a cool fall evening, this one makes an especially bewitching pairing with food for the soul.

How about a book of Michael Ondaatje's poems? The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems (McClelland & Stewart).

A thread in the title poem is smell, the act of smelling, something central to wine tasting - wine tasting and love, of course.

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