Happy Champagne Day

It’s International Champagne Day and we’re celebrating with some outstanding BC bubbly! Our seven stars sparkling wines are crafted in the Méthode Traditionelle style, whereby the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the same bottle in which it is served. Following the traditional French process, the wine is left en tirage for a minimum of 12 months to ensure the development of classic autolytic characters with toasty brioche flavours and a luxurious mouthfeel. After riddling and disgorging we add a dosage for freshness, complexity and depth of flavour. See what the critics are saying…

seven stars Vega 2018 – scored 91 points by John Schreiner and 90 points by both Rick Van Sickle and Daenna Van Mulligen, she writes, “Expressive, weighty, peachy. Township 7’s recent portfolio expansion of traditional method sparklers has solidified their standing as one of Canada’s top in that genre. The Vega is made entirely of estate grow Viognier, from T7’s Fool’s Gold Vineyard in Oliver. The grapes were picked with high natural acidity and left en tirage for 12 months to ensure the that the aromatic character of the variety was maintained and that a small amount of autolytic character was present. After riddling the wine was disgorged and a proprietary dosage was added for varietal character and aroma. Warm peach brioche, lime and honey roasted nut aromas lead to a weighty palate with good fruit expression. Honey and peach atop citrus flavours are revealed. A nice fizzy addition.” October 2020

seven stars Polaris 2017 – honoured with four 90+ point scores, most recently by wine critic Tim Pawsey who wrote, ” In the hands of winemaker Mary McDermott, Township 7 is emerging as a sparkling specialist (although the winery made its first sparkler in 1999). It’s also just launched BC’s first ‘Sparkling only’ wine club for its Seven Stars wines. (Last year the 2016 Polaris won Best Canadian Sparkling Wine at London’s Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.) This wine invites with apple, mineral and brioche aromas, persistent mousse and lively bubbles; excellent balance and well textured with good mouthfeel, apple, pear and citrus though the finish. 92 points” September 2020

seven stars Equinox 2016 – awarded 93 points by Daenna Van Mulligen, John Schreiner and Rick VanSickle. Rick writes “This 100% traditionally made, 100% Pinot Noir sparkling Brut Rosé, sourced from the organic/biodynamic Sperling Vineyard in West Kelowna, spends 29 months en tirage. What a beauty! It shows a light amber colour in the glass with a tiny persistent bead in the glass. The nose reveals lovely fresh strawberries, raspberries, biscuit, crisp apple and brioche/leesy notes. The bubbles are elegant and subtle on the palate while the flavours of red berries, fresh cream, apple, quince and toasty/bready notes are seamless and balanced and all lead to a finessed and long finish. An elegant offering for the best moments in your life.” September 2020

Our methode champenoise wines pair perfectly with friends, pop up a bottle tonight and enjoy the sparkle, (available at both our wineries or order online with free delivery across most of Canada!)

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