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13th Street Cuvee Rose NV

Canada, Ontario
90 NM
90 NW
90 WA
90 JG
13th Street Cuvee Rose NV

Now a Niagara Essential, this dry Rose sparkling wine is a perennial favourite!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage NV
Color Sparkling Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay 54%, Pinot Noir 46%
¥4,400

Now a Niagara Essential, this dry Rose sparkling wine is a perennial favourite!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage NV
Color Sparkling Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay 54%, Pinot Noir 46%
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code A003S004NV
UPC 895770000141
Inventory In Stock (99)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The nose hints at ripe red berry, mineral, light spice and subtle anise. The mousse is creamy and fine, but the wine is dry and quite bracing with a long, fine finish of fruit skin, ripe stone fruit and light toast. Sparkling wines such as this, with their hint of sugar, bright acidity and carbon dioxide have all the necessary tools to age well for years. Suitable as the perfect aperitif to serve friends and family on arrival at between 5 and 8o C. This wine will pair nicely with shellfish or poached fish in pink sauces, smoked salmon or tuna tartare, charcuterie plates or antipasti . Although not sweet enough to pair with dessert, try with with high fat creamy fresh and bloomy rind cheeses such as Upper Canada ricotta drizzled with honey and topped with toasted, candied nuts. Will marry nicely with fresh strawberries in season drizzled with a little aged balsamic or topped with cracked pepper.

Pairing

Suitable as the perfect aperitif to serve friends and family on arrival at between 5 and 8o C. This wine will pair nicely with shellfish or poached fish in pink sauces, smoked salmon or tuna tartare, charcuterie plates or antipasti . Although not sweet enough to pair with dessert, try with with high fat creamy fresh and bloomy rind cheeses such as Upper Canada ricotta drizzled with honey and topped with toasted, candied nuts. Will marry nicely with fresh strawberries in season drizzled with a little aged balsamic or topped with cracked pepper.

Cellaring

Enjoy now through 2025

Press
90Natalie Maclean
90 points - Natalie Maclean “This top-drawer Niagara sparkling wine uses the traditional method also used in Champagne of the second fermentation in the bottle. ...with a toasty, crisp profile and lovely persistence of tiny bubbles that bead along the sides of the flute glass. Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine”
90Wines In Niagara
90 points - Rick Vansicle, winesinniagara.com “This reasonably-priced staple from 13th Street is a Pinot Noir-driven blend with Chardonnay and a touch of Gamay added. It spends two years on the lees. The newest release is primarily from the 2012 vintage. The nose shows fresh red berries, lovely yeasty-toasty notes and a subtle anise accent. The colour is a rich pink hue that is luminous in the glass with an energetic mousse. The flavours range from rich cherries and raspberries to bolder cranberry and toasted vanilla. Showing more elegance than the previous version with a clean and fresh finish.”
90WineAlign
90 points - Steve Thurlow, Wine Align “This pink bubbly keeps getting better with each batch it seems. It is made from pinot noir and chardonnay with an enticing nose of ripe McIntosh apple and strawberry with vanilla, raspberry and plum fruit with mushroom savoury tones and brioche notes. It is rich with just enough sweetness to balance the acidity. It has a good depth of flavour with a soft creamy mousse and a long lingering finish. Very good length. Enjoy with smoked salmon with cream cheese on a bagel for breakfast. Why not? Last tasted October 2016.”
90Wineanorak (Jamie Goode)
90 pts - Jamie Goode “2014 vintage Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay (as a red wine, which helps with the colour and fruit flavour). 7 g/l dosage. Good solid pink/red colour. Fresh and expressive with red cherries and nice texture. Lovely fruit expression. Supple, fruity style with a bit of sappiness.” 90 points - Steve Thurlow, Wine Align “This pink bubbly keeps getting better with each batch it seems. It is made from pinot noir and chardonnay with an enticing nose of ripe McIntosh apple and strawberry with vanilla, raspberry and plum fruit with mushroom savoury tones and brioche notes. It is rich with just enough sweetness to balance the acidity. It has a good depth of flavour with a soft creamy mousse and a long lingering finish. Very good length. Enjoy with smoked salmon with cream cheese on a bagel for breakfast. Why not? Last tasted October 2016.” 90 points - Rick Vansicle, winesinniagara.com “This reasonably-priced staple from 13th Street is a Pinot Noir-driven blend with Chardonnay and a touch of Gamay added. It spends two years on the lees. The newest release is primarily from the 2012 vintage. The nose shows fresh red berries, lovely yeasty-toasty notes and a subtle anise accent. The colour is a rich pink hue that is luminous in the glass with an energetic mousse. The flavours range from rich cherries and raspberries to bolder cranberry and toasted vanilla. Showing more elegance than the previous version with a clean and fresh finish.” 90 points - Natalie Maclean “This top-drawer Niagara sparkling wine uses the traditional method also used in Champagne of the second fermentation in the bottle. ...with a toasty, crisp profile and lovely persistence of tiny bubbles that bead along the sides of the flute glass. Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine” 89pts - 2020 Decanter Wine Awards Carmelo Giardina, vineroutes.com This is a classic blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, with 70 percent coming from the 2014 vintage. The pinot noir provides fruit, power and richness while the chardonnay gives structure and backbone. What stands out the most for me when I taste this annual fan favourite sparkling is the creaminess of the mousse. It just sits beautifully in your mouth. This is a dry wine that’s bracing with vibrant acidity, yet very flavourful with mouth watering notes of strawberries and cream, ripe stone fruit and almonds.
Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vinification

A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with 70% coming from the 2014 vintage. The Pinot Noir provides fruit, power and richness while Chardonnay structure and backbone. This dry sparkling wine underwent second fermentation in the final bottle and aged sur lattes (en tirage) for a minimum of 18 months during which the bubbles became smaller and more compact. A slight autolytic, or toast and bread character also developed during this time. After dosage of 8 grams of sugar mixed with reserve Pinot Noir was added, the wine was aged a further 3 months before release to allow all elements to integrate. This wine was not exposed to oak and did not undergo malolactic fermentation.

Production Amount

15000
Producer

Producer Description

Discover 13th Street Winery

Originally started by four amateur winemaker friends the winery was purchased in 2008 by the current owners: John & June Mann and Doug & Karen Whitty. Both families have deep roots in the Niagara community.

13th Street Winery evolved from a desire to create exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of Niagara, while also providing a place for guests to congregate and escape; to relax and discover; and to experience and learn. Owners, partners, and friends Doug and Karen Whitty and John and June Mann share a common love of wine, food, art, and a genuine heart for hospitality. It was this shared appreciation that brought them together and inspired the vision for 13th Street Winery.

Both families have established roots in Niagara and a strong commitment to the community. Doug Whitty is the third generation to be operating the family farm in St. Catharines, which was originally established in 1908. John Mann has been involved in farming for over 30 years, while also building a very successful automotive dealership network in St. Catharines and the surrounding areas.

Winemaker l Jean-Pierre Colas

Jean-Pierre Colas is one of the most talented French trained winemakers in the business. His winemaking philosophy is quite simple. 

He believes that great wines come from the best grapes grown in the best vineyards, whereas winemaking techniques are only utilized to supplement and capture the very essence of the grapes’ provenance and character. With this philosophy in mind, JP excels at crafting high-quality red wines paramount to the Niagara peninsula: Gamay Noir, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Likewise, JP guides the production of exceptional white wines, including world class Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer.

In his home country of France, JP worked at the notable Chablis house, Domaine Laroche, where he produced Wine Spectator Magazine’s 1998 White Wine of the Year, an award he received for his Domaine Laroche Grand Cru Les Clos 1996. Also in 1998, Jean-Pierre was awarded the Best Wine in the Wine Enthusiast, Grand Cru Chablis Blanchots “Reserve de l’obedience” 1996 (99 pts).

Between France and his current residency at 13th Street, Jean-Pierre travelled and worked extensively around the world, including Carmen Vineyards in Chile, Bodegas Chandon in Argentina, and Oyster Bay Winery in New Zealand. He has studied and worked under a number of exceptional winemakers including Michel Givors in Morgon, Beaujolais and Gilbert Picq, and Michel Laroche in Chablis, Burgundy.

In 2018, Jean-Pierre received White Wine of the Year and a Gold Medal for Premier Cuvée 2012 at the 2018 Ontario Wine Awards.

Vineyards

13th Street is Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified Each vintage. 100% of the wines produced by 13th Street Winery are made from fruit sourced exclusively in the Niagara Peninsula with 85% or more coming from their own vineyards. Their very first vines were planted at the 13th Street Vineyard in 1976. In the years since, they’ve planted Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Gris and now have amassed more than 40 acres of estate vineyards in the VQA Creek Shores appellation of Niagara.

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