Written By Guest Writer Libations / Sparkling Wine / Victoria Aug 12, 2016 Vancouver Island Winery Releases Traditional 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 Traditional 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, Traditional 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 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.