Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine Smith. Clonal selection and the use of traditional grape varieties (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) makes this wine a modern Niagara expression of a time-honoured wine style. The secondary fermentation is done in bottle and this wine is aged for 24+ months on the lees before disgorging.
Salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon.
Gold - Ontario Wine Awards (2016)
93 Points - Michael Pinkus
92 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards
92 Points - Jamie Goode
92 Points - Dean Tudor
92 Points - Natalie MacLean
91 Points - Michael Godel
91 Points - Rick Vansickle
90 Points - Evan Saviolidis
90 Points - Steve Thurlow
4.5 Stars - Michael Pinkus
4.5 Stars - Rod Phillips
4.5 Stars - Vic Harradine
*Vintage subject to change without notice.
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Geographic Designation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol: 12 %
Sugar: 12.6 (g/L)
Acidity: 6.7 (g/L)
- Made from the blending of 70-80% Pinot Noir with 20-30% Chardonnay.
- Grapes were handpicked and bunch selected, then gently whole-cluster pressed.
- Secondary fermentation was finished in bottle followed by a further 30 months aging on the lees.