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Odyssey Traditional Brut, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 12% ALC/VOL
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot Noir
Critic's Rating 90 pts

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

This Méthode Classique sparkling wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir.

Tasting Notes

Tiny spiraling bubbles rise through a delicate straw-yellow and copper coloured background. Gentle aromas of crab apple, pear, yeast, toast, marzipan, and wild cherry excape from the glass. This light to medium-bodied wine has a creamy expanding mousse, and flavours of apple, pear, and yeast. Refreshing notes of white currant and tart cherry, along with a touch of almond linger on the finish.

Food Pairings

A wonderful sipping wine, aperitif, or celebration wine for any occasion. Enjoy with poached salmon; pan-fried fillet of sole; fresh spring rolls; sushi; calamari; Gruyere, Swiss and Emmenthal cheese fondue with light rye bread.

Residual Sugar: 7.2 g/L

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler
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The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2022.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Varietals: Chardonnay (34%), Pinot Meunier (33%), Pinot Noir (33%)
Vineyard: Various Kelowna vineyards
Residual Sugar: 7.2 g/L
Cases Produced: 450

Appearance: Pale straw colour. Active mousse of tiny bubbles.
Nose: Apple and pear bouquet with crusty bread notes.
Palate: Light- to medium-bodied, crisply dry, Granny Smith apple flavour with lemony acidity and a hint of almond on the finish. Good length.
Quality: 90 points. Outstanding. Drink now and through 2022.

Food Pairing: Chicken and veggie stir fry with teriyaki, mussels with herbs de Provence in white wine sauce, risotto-stuffed mushrooms, mini-quiche Lorraine, and deep-fried turkey with roasted root vegetables.