Written By Guest Writer Libations / Sparkling Wine / Victoria Aug 12, 2016 Vancouver Island Winery Releases Champagne Method Sparkler SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestDuncan, BC (August 12, 2016) The journey began with the 2010 vintage… a mild summer and cool, dry autumn allowed for extra hang time on the vine with lower sugars and more acid retention than typical. The result was excellent fruit for Averill Creek Vineyard’s first Champagne Method sparkling wine – Averill Brut.Averill Brut was inspired by winery co-owner Wendy Johnston’s love of sparkling wine. She describes the wine as “delicate complex, refined yet lively. It opens with aromas of toasted brioche, lemony citrus & hints of spice. The palate is rich with flavours of golden apple, walnut & creamy vanilla, enhanced by a vibrant mousse and finishing with a crisp freshness.”Averill Brut 2010, Champagne Method sparkling wine will be available to purchase, winery direct beginning Sunday, August 21st.Already known for excellent growing conditions for Pinot Noir, (Averill Creek’s Raison d’Etre), Vancouver Island is also emerging as a sparkling wine region. The Island’s cool climate provides tremendous potential for sparkling wine production when the correct varietal clones are planted.The base wine for the Averill Brut 2010 was composed of a blend of their estate grown Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, barrel fermented and aged, sur lie in French oak for 1 year. Second fermentation occurred at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in the Traditional Method. The wine aged in bottle at Summerhill three and a half years prior to dégorgement, with dosage added before final corking. The Brut is joining the Averill Creek Charme de L’ile in their sparkling line-up, a Prosecco-style wine crafted using the Charmat method.Founders, Andy and Wendy Johnston operate their 30-acre estate vineyard on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. The winery is dedicated to producing hand-crafted, single-vineyard wines uniquely expressive of the region’s cool climate terroir.The winery tasting room is open daily in the summer from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at 6552 North Road, Duncan, BC. For more information on tasting, tours and purchasing, please call (250) 709-9986 or visit www.averillcreek.ca. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.