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Cipes Ariel 1998

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Cipes Ariel 1998
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SKU: 485771

"Rich and soft textured palate which is developed and complex. Ripe stone fruit, apple, pear and a buttery, even ginger palate. Soft and creamy mouth-feel." - Decanter Magazine

 
"Clear that this is the best sparkling wine BC has produced" - DJ Kearney, chief judge, Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition

"An excellent and complex wine" - Rhys Pender, master of wine

 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Very rich and complex with notes of custard, vegemite, brioche, orange and lemon zest, ripe apple, dried apricot, nut, and ginger.
Ratings
92 points - Anthony Gismondi
Awards
Gold Medal - 2012 World Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes
A blend of 59% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 1% Pinot Meunier from the outstanding 1998 vintage. Estate grown at the organic Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna.
Production Notes
The extended bottle aging has created deep autolytic notes and creamy bubbles.
Food Pairing Notes
Baked oysters, dungeoness crab, goat cheese
Wine Specs
Vintage
1998
Varietal
Brut
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Vineyard Designation
Summerhill Vineyard
Acid
7.5 g/L
pH
3.33
Residual Sugar
7.8 g/L
Alcohol %
12.5
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