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13th Street Premier Cuvee 2015

Canada, Ontario
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Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage 2015
Color Sparkling Wine
Grapes Blend (White)
¥6,600
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage 2015
Color Sparkling Wine
Grapes Blend (White)
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code A003S00515
UPC 895770002657
Inventory In Stock (90)
Owning & Enjoying

Pairing

This wine is a perfect aperitif and will pair nicely with fresh shucked oysters, sushi and composed salads. Serve chilled at 5-8° C.

Press
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Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D. Gentle, delicate mousse give way to a crisp and intense citrus and green apple nose and palate. A lovely and complex traditional method sparkler with very good length. Bring on the oysters.
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John Szabo, MS A lovely, clean nose leads off here on this classic traditional method bubbly (60% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir) from 13th Street, just starting the shift to more mature flavours but with plenty of road ahead. The palate is very dry, frothy, crisp and fresh with crackling acids corseting the ensemble and excellent length. I'd cellar for another 1-3 years for a more rounded and evolved expression. Tasted October 2021.
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Platinum Medal, 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada.
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Michael Godel  Racy sparkling wine of traditional ways, dry, toasty and of great vigour. Top notch autolysis, fine lees and guesses to the end would have to be in the 48-plus month arena. The real deal, richly rendered, acids in charge, instructive and carrying the fruit to the mountain’s peak. Hard to top this in Canada. Drink 2021-2027. Tasted blind at NWAC2021, 
Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

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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