Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling 2012 & Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Rosé 2015



A dynamic duo of Cuvee wines from Niagara Vineyard Featherstone.  Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling 2012 is a stunning example of what meticulous vinification technique does to showcase excellent fruit from a top year. This would score well in a flight of world-class sparkling wine. Persistent fine-bead bubbles form an admirable mousse infused with lively aromas of citrus and mineral notes along with hints of baking bread and orange blossom.  The Joy Premium Cuvée Rosé 2015 is a vibrant and fresh wine with aromas of cherry pie, raspberry and a slight citrus note under the red fruit.  It finished with bright crisp acidity keeping the palate refreshed for your next sip, but the red fruit notes seem to hold on as long as they can before you gulp it down. Resist the urge to gulp (if you can) and savour this as often as you can. 4 stars plus! (André Proulx, andrewinereview.ca, Feb. 15, 2017)

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