Pinot Meunier, Natural Brut
Pinot Meunier, alongside Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, are the three varietals traditionally
grown in Champagne. Usually saved for blending, our winemaker, Philip Dowell, eagerly set aside the 2018 vintage of our Pinot Meunier for sparkling production. This sparkling wine is the first of its kind in Ontario because it has no dosage. Omitting the dosage, or
"liqueur d'expedition,” at the end of the Traditional Method results in a remarkably clean, dry sparkling wine.
Pale honey in colour, bright apple and peach on the nose are complemented by undertones
of toasted almond and a hint of brioche. Notes of zesty lime, red pear and lychee dominate
the palate. Round with a refined and delicate mousse, the Pinot Meunier has a long, crisp
and well-balanced finish.
Kew Vineyards Pinot Meunier, Natural Brut