Blue Mountain 2013 Brut Rose
BC Retail: $32.90
This wine is a perennial favourite of mine. You have to buy it fast, since it typically sells out quite quickly, and for good reason. It punches way above its weight for the price, and at $32.90 a bottle, it’s less than half the price of most Champagnes.
It’s a 65/35 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that is aged for three years on the lees and another year in bottle prior to release.
For me, this is the most vinous, pinot noir-like vintage of this wine that I can remember tasting. It has rich, creamy texture, fine bubbles and amazing flavours and aromas of fresh strawberries, cherries, and ripe raspberries and biscuits, super long finish and great acidity. This wine is perfect for Christmas morning served with smoked salmon and cream cheese (typical Christmas brekky at our place) or would be a great bubble to ring in 2018.