Handsome Brut, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Sparkling White Sparkling White
Ontario, Canada

$19.20 (395160)

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88 pts
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Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a flavouful, well balanced, fruit driven sparkler from Angels Gate. There is some aged character in the deep...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a serious bubbly with a delicate mousse and fine aromas of apple pear fruit with lemon, fresh bread and wet...

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Community Reviews (3)

Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Traditional method NV Blanc de Blancs - made from 100% Chardonnay.

Very aromatic nose of green apple, lemon zest, slight nuttiness. But really this is crisp apple all the way.

Palate follows through exactly as you'd expect, very crisp with a medium-fine mousse lasting all the way. Tart apple predominates, with minerality. More fruit than yeast, it's medium-bodies. Nice acid holds the fruit to a medium-plus finish.

Great value for a fine local sparkler.

Tasted June 2015.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

100% Chardonnay made in the méthode traditionelle style. Cleam lime and citrus nose of medium intensity with leesy, toasty notes on the back end. Mouth-filling with lime, buttered bread, mineral, lees, and a slight hint of sweetness on the palate. Fine mousse, balanced acids, medium-length citrus-tinged finish. Handsome wine that will pair well with Dungeness Crab Curry! Tasted Oct/2014. Score: 88+ pts

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A quality Blanc de Blanc at a good price

Description: Bright straw in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose and fine mousse. This wine features light brioche, lemon/lime, pear, peach, green apples, kiwi, honeydew melon and honeysuckle on the nose. Medium+ body with medium tannin, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or in the next 3-5 of years, on its own or pair it with Pear, Parmesan, Candied Pecan and Arugula Salad.

Tasted : 7 Aug 2016

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (Clearance price: 9/10) Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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