2012 Stratus Trials X Blanc de Blancs

Made from 100% Chardonnay, this is in fact our very first vintage of sparkling wine. Crafted in the same style as Champagne, this high-spirited beauty has been aged 10 years on lees. Vintage and patience have contributed to a full body and an even richer flavour profile than that of the 2013 and 2014.
$95.00 CAD

“Trials they were and fruition they have become. It’s not so much the toasty and beautifully oxidative-fino nutty character. The impression digs deeper than green olives in brine and sweet pear compote, it grabs us by the emotive heartstrings and holds us close.” 95 points, Michael Godel, WineAlign.

“Remarkably tight and compact after an extraordinary 10 years on the lees, Stratus's "Trials" Blanc de Blancs is a complex, almost fino sherry-like expression, dry, nutty, like salted almonds and caramel. I love the saline, mineral expression, the lingering, non-fruit flavours, highly complex and compelling. Of the trials performed at Stratus, I'd have to rank this as one of the most successful.” 94 points, John Szabo, WineAlign