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Archive Sparkling Brut 2021

Archive Sparkling Brut 2021

Our inaugural Vintage of our Sparkling Wine!
The traditional-method Brut is made from Riesling, Gruner Veltliner and Cabernet Franc, a unique combination of varietals that all grow on our site. After hand-picking into baskets, carefully sorting and loading into the press, the wine was fermented and aged in two neutral french oak barriques, left to mature on the lees for 5 months, then settled in tank before being bottled with the yeast to complete the secondary fermentation--which gives it added yeasty flavours and the bubbles that we love. We had a local company riddle (moving the bottles until the yeast settles in the neck) and then disgorge the wine in the summer, separating the yeast from the clean wine in the bottle and adding a final dose of prepared wine for sweetness. The resulting sparkling wine is toasty, fresh and citrusy on the nose and smooth on the palate, finishing with a ripe peach/green strawberry note from the Cabernet Franc element. Like the Axiom red blend that we make, the Archive will appear in specific vintages where the conditions and crop level guarantee quality. Serve chilled!
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SKU: Archive
Wine Specs
8.32 g/L
Residual Sugar
8.48 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
- Bright white-gold with yellow-green highlights, fine mousse and medium persistence - Nose features bright lemon and tangerine, white floral notes baked apple and pear tart, lightly toasted marshmallow. Fragrant and fruity with the lees influence adding depth. - Palate has full mousse with fine bubbles, and is dry, rich in texture with balanced acidity. Ripe and fruity with a lingering finish of white orchard fruit, good length.
Production Notes
- 100% from Intersection handpicked into small baskets on September 15, 2021 - Whole bunch pressed to stainless tank, fermented in neutral French oak barrels 2 weeks at cellar temps, then aged on lees 5 months with batonnage for the first 3 months. - Tirage bottled by hand at Intersection using encapsulated yeast - Riddled and disgorged offsite for finished packaging
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with tempura veggies and shrimp, lightly buttered lemon pepper popcorn or salt & pepper squid