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Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blancs ‘Carte Blanche’ 2017

Cuvée Catharine
Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blancs ‘Carte Blanche’ 2017

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Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine  Smith, 'Carte Blanche' is the vintage dated Cuvée Catharine. Estate  grown Chardonnay is hand-picked and the best of the best juice is isolated,  partially barrel fermented and then aged for 54 months in the bottle before post-fermentation before  being disgorged. Look for elegant flavours of lemon curd and aromas of freshly  baked bread.

Food Matches

Salmon caviar with sour cream, Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon, or soft cheeses from Brie-type to the range of those made with goat’s milk.

*Vintage subject to change without notice.

Technical Data

Vintage: 2015
Style: Sparkling
Varietal: Chardonnay
Geographic Designation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol: 12.5 %
Sugar: 6.4 (g/L)
Acidity: 7.0 (g/L)


  • Estate grown Chardonnay from The Short Hills Bench.
  • Hand-picked and bunch selected.
  • Gently whole cluster pressed with 20% of the juice barrel fermented for primary ferment.
  • Secondary fermentation in bottle is followed by a further 54 months aging on the lees.