2013 Cuvée Joy blanc de blanc VQA
2013 Cuvée Joy blanc de blancs méthode classique $34.95 Honours Medal awarded at the 2018 Intervin International Wine Awards
Following the tradition of the great sparkling wine houses of Europe wine is named after a woman at the heart of the family – the winemaker’s mother, Joyce. Her charm, finesse, and cheerful character are echoed in this wine. Crisp, clean and refreshing, with lemon curd, mineral notes and ripe apple and pear. Finishes in a blaze of delightful tang.
Available at the winery; and at the Vintages section of the LCBO from Dec 7, 2019- January 15, 2020 (LCBO #310334)
“Wow” … next sip … “Wow” … nest sip … “Wow” … this is truly the best bubble made at Featherstone to date. It’s 100% Chardonnay from the 2013 vintage spending 31 months on lees – and while the acidity is bracing once you get past that everything starts coming together: brioche and toasty notes with some lemon and apple fruit mid-palate along with green apple on the finish, great minerality and acidity to make the finish clean and refreshing but still with a long and elegant length on that finish. Plus I love that acid backbone, which makes this wine food ready for anything, and I do mean try pairing this with ANYTHING.” Michael Pinkus reviewed on Aug 22, 2018 ****1/2