Sparkling Wines of Canada
Sparkling wine is defined as table wine that contains high amounts of dissolved CO 2 that bubbles effusively when poured into a glass. A wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, ... Sparkling wines are categorized as Extra Brut, Brut (pronounced "broot"), Extra dry, Sec and Demi-sec depending on their sugar levels.
Perhaps you know it better by the name Champagne. Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation .Some use the term champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but many countries reserve the term exclusively for sparkling wines that come from Champagne and are produced under the rules of the appellation. CAnada has an agreement with France to honor Champagne as been only from the Champagne region of France.
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Canadian Sparkling wines are becoming more popular with outstanding wines been produced in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Winemaker Owner Bruce Ewert L'Acadie Vineyards Wolfville Nova Scotia is one of Canadian best sparkling winemakers.
Benjamin Bridge is an innovative sparkling wine house on the south facing slopes of the picturesque Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia. Winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers produces award winning Méthode Classique Sparkling Wines.
Gaspereau Vineyards another Nova Scotia wineries was acknowledge by Wine Access for its 2009 Pinot Noir parking wine. Wine Access also liked Jackson Trigg's Okanagan Entourage Gold Series Sparkling wine.
Henry Pelham from Ontario won fame for its Cuvée Catharine Brut, a chardonnay/pinot noir blend aged in the classic method
Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna BC has been producing award winning Sparkling wines for years . Look for Cipes Ariel
The Best Sparkling Wine of the Year at the All Canadians (May 2013) Trius Winery at Hillebrand, Trius Brut Rose. Salt Spring Vineyards, BC 2009 Karma won gold as did Angels Gate Winery, ON 2010 Archangel Chardonnay.
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