Cipes Ariel 2000

Our striking Premier Cuvée. Ample, complex and mature.

Cipes Ariel 2000
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"This is a really, really good wine. 95 points."
- Stephen Spurrier, Consultant Editor, Decanter Magazine; Organizer,
Judgement of Paris 1976

Made from organic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier grapes grown on our estate at Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna, BC. The grapes were picked with a long sur lie bottle aging period envisioned. Situated in the North Okanagan with WNW facing slopes on ancient, limestone-rich lake bottom silt soil, this vineyard is especially suited to growing grapes for traditional method sparkling wine, and this special bottling is a testament to the outstanding and unique growing conditions of the site.

Crafted with care in the traditional method, this rested on the lees for 17.5 years  before disgorgement in small batches began in September, 2019. 

Fresh and vibrant primary fruit shines among the rich, mature, aged character of Cipes Ariel. On the palate, relish in complex flavours of lemon custard, warm brioche, candied orange, lemon zest, ripe apple, dried apricot, walnut and ginger. This complexity, creaminess and opulent mouthfeel can only come from extended sur lie bottle aging.

Sweetness code: 0

Wine Profile
95 points - Stephen Spurrier
Vineyard Notes
60% Organic Pinot Noir, 38% Organic Chardonnay, 2% Organic Pinot Meunier estate grown at Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada.
Food Pairing Notes
A beautiful accompaniment to baked oysters, Dungeness crab, and goat cheese in phyllo pastry.
Other Notes
93 points - 2020 Wine Align Guide to Canada's Best Wines, Gold Medal - 2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
Wine Specs
Okanagan Valley
Vineyard Designation
Summerhill Vineyard
8.1 g/L
Residual Sugar
6.2 g/L
Alcohol %
Product Reviews
Jonah's Gravatar
(Jan 5, 2021 at 9:16 PM)
Wow wow wow, this was one excellent bottle of bubbly! At the first sip I realized this was a serious wine. Incredible flavor, so well rounded. Now I see what you mean by a flavor that can only be delivered with age! Yum

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