Notes: Apple / Pear Lemon / Lime Oyster-y Nutty
Dryness: Very Dry
Acidity: Medium +
Origin: Ontario, Canada
Maker: Westcott Vineyards Estate
- Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
Awards: >90 pts
Asian Food Pairing: Sushi and sashimi, seafood dim sum, spicy hot pot.
Western Food Pairing: oysters, seafood appetisers, baked salmon
Westcott Vineyards Brilliant 2017Westcott Vineyards Brilliant is a sparkling wine born through the traditional French Champagne method.
Lively, elegant and beautifully balanced. A cool climate style wine with fresh acidity, great salinity and bright fruit. A smooth melange of green apple, apricot, pretty almond nuts and just a hint of lemon sherbet.
66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay from the Westcott Home Farm Vineyards. This 16 hectare vineyard sits in the Vinemont Ridge appellation of the Niagara Region at an altitude of 170 metres with a 3% southeasterly slope. The soils are pockets of Beverly and Cashel clay loams and Alluvium till along the creek that traverses the property. Underlying these topsoils is very deep Halton Clay till overlaying the dolostone and limestone bedrock of the Niagara Escarpment. These soils are extremely calcareous.
Crafted in the traditional French Champagne method. 30 months on the lees. Hand riddling, disgorging and labelling at Westcott's winery by Grant Westcott and winemaker Casey Kulcyk.
Only 2,500 bottles!
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 90 POINTS
A traditional method blend of pinot noir and chardonnay that features considerable complexity and an impressive degree of toasty, autolytic character for the price. Bright and nervy with a very pleasant degree of balance from the Brut level dosage and a long, dry finish. Finely crafted and showing graceful maturation while retaining a youthful abundance of fruit. Tasted May 2021. — Sarah d’Amato.
Average final score from judges at the 2021 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind October 2021.
Powerful and proud with a perfume of lemon sherbet, pear syrup and apricot. A classy sparkling wine.