OMFG Sparkling Wine 2011
Released: January 2018
Bouquet: Toasted brioche and an undercurrent of lemon zest, Granny Smith apple, strawberry, raspberry, and honey.
Palate: Notes of lemon curd, apple, almond and butterscotch.
Food Pairings: Shellfish, caviar, and foie gras - as well as soft cheeses, roasted chicken and popcorn.
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2011 vintage was a classic for the production of sparkling wines. Cool days and
cold nights through the month of September helped to maintain a bracing acidity
in the fruit while allowing for a longer hang time and terrific evolution in
the fruit profile, without the usual spike in sugar production.
Each vineyard block was hand harvested, pressed, and fermented separately. The Pinot Noir was destemmed before being pressed which gave the wine its salmon colour and pronounced red fruit character. The Chardonnay, which was whole cluster pressed, contributed a vibrant acidity as well as green apple and lemon aromas, while the Pinot Blanc, which was also whole cluster pressed, was included in the final blend to further increase the acidity and to help with the overall balance of the wine. After several blending trials and tastings, the final composition of the base wine was assembled and put to bottle for secondary fermentation. As with any sparkling wine produced at Blasted Church Vineyards, the 2011 OMFG was made in the traditional method where the secondary fermentation takes place in bottle prior to several years on lees, in the case of the OMFG it was seven years on lees, before being hand riddled and disgorged.