Cipes Ariel 2000
Our striking Premier Cuvée. Ample, complex and mature.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery (established 1991) is Canada's largest organic winery, BC's first Demeter biodynamic vineyard, and Canada's foremost producer of sparkling wine. Our winemaking philosophy is that organic and biodynamic provides the royal road to producing exceptionally beautiful, authentic, terroir-based wine that will connect you with the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
60% Organic Pinot Noir, 38% Organic Chardonnay, 2% Organic Pinot Meunier
"This is a really, really good wine. 95 points."
- Stephen Spurrier, Consultant Editor, Decanter Magazine; Organizer,
Judgement of Paris 1976
Fresh and vibrant primary fruit among the rich, mature, aged character. Creamy lemon custard, warm brioche, candied orange, lemon zest, ripe apple, dried apricot, walnut, and ginger on the palate. This complexity, creaminess and opulent mouthfeel can only come with extended sur lie bottle aging.
Estate grown 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 wine is a testament to the outstanding and unique growing conditions of the site.
Crafted with care in the traditional method. This wine was aged 17.5 years in bottle on the lees before disgorgement in small batches began in September, 2019.
Food Pairing Notes
A beautiful accompaniment to baked oysters, Dungeness crab, and goat cheese in phyllo pastry.
93 points - 2020 Wine Align Guide to Canada's Best Wines, Gold Medal - 2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
(Apr 13, 2020 at 12:49 PM)
Amazing!!! No PC
(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