Written By Treve Ring Libations / Sparkling Wine May 6, 2011 Blue Mountain Vineyard Gold Label Brut NV SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestBlue Mountain VineyardGold Label Brut NVOkanagan Falls, BC$24 – 27www.bluemountainwinery.com Mother’s Day. If you’re wondering how to treat the dear mother figure in your life this Sunday, take it from a mom. Remember this one word – sparklers. 1 – Sparklers. a.k.a. diamonds. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (*ahem – for you dads out there)2 – Sparklers. a.k.a. sparkling wine. You can’t go wrong with bubble. Sparkling wine signifies something special. From the production procedure to the pop of the cork, there is extra effort required in each bottle of bubble. Sparkling styles range from sweet to bone dry, can be made from red or white grapes (plus other fruits), and can be made anywhere there is a will to make it.Lucky for us, the good folks at Okanagan Falls’ Blue Mountain Vineyard have that will. Their Gold Label Brut is made in the lengthy traditional method, with 24 months on the lees before disgorgement, followed by an additional 9 months of resting before release. Good things take time! However, unlike diamonds, good things aren’t always expensive. This remains one of BC’s very best buys – the quality for the modest price point is outstanding. Blue Mountain uses a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris in their cuvee. Fine, steady bubbles race up the flute, with an intense mineral and cereal nose. On the palate, lively acid, with green apple, mineral, bready, citrus and leesy notes and a very lengthy finish. This has balance and finesse in spades – a complex, evolved and simply delicious wine. Drink with anything, liberally. Would go lovely with sparklers of the gemstone kind as well (especially since you’ll be saving money with this value pick!)Most importantly however, don’t forget to raise a glass and cheers to dear mom this Mother’s Day.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsBlue Mountain Vineyard Gold Label Brut NVThis remains one of BC’s very best buys – the quality for the modest price point is outstanding. Blue Mountain uses a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris in their cuvee. Fine, steady bubbles race up the flute, with an intense mineral and cereal nose. On the palate, lively acid, with green apple, mineral, bready, citrus and leesy notes and a very lengthy finish. This has balance and finesse in spades – a complex, evolved and simply delicious wine. Drink with anything, liberally. BC wineSparkling WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.