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Vintages Release: TBD, 2017

• The following vintage-dated, 2012 Henry of Pelham ‘Cuvée Catharine – Carte Blanche - Estate - Blanc de Blanc’ was hand-harvested in an early harvest from 100% chardonnay, whole-cluster pressed, partial barrel fermented, maturing 60 months in bottle on its lees; it recently earned a Gold Medal at the prestigious All Canadian Wine Championships.

****1/2 drink or cellar Oh Canada!
Henry of Pelham ‘Cuvée Catharine – Carte Blanche - Estate - Blanc de Blanc’ 2012

VQA Short Hills Bench $44.95 (315200) 12.5% alcohol

Another excellent Cuvée Catharine; this is from an outstanding vintage. It’s nothing short of absolutely delicious, dazzling the senses, delivering in spades. When poured, a profusion of mousse unleashes aromas of citrus, piquant spice, and autolytic characters of floral notes, nuttiness and rising bread dough. Small-bead bubbles, bracing lemon curd, green apple and white grapefruit tang prickle and race over the palate infusing the lip-smacking lengthy finish in this lean, mouth-watering beauty. (Vic Harradine)