OMG Sparkling Wine 2015
Released: April 2019
Strawberry, raspberry, apple and lemon zest.
Red berry, lemon curd, and toasty bread notes.
Shellfish, soft cheeses, roasted chicken or steak.
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The 2015 growing season was the warmest vintage on record. Bud break and flowering started earlier, followed by an unseasonably warm summer that persisted for months on end. With the hot and dry conditions, veraison was underway and complete before you could blink. After veraison, the fruit continued to develop rapidly, being physiologically ripe well ahead of the Valley expectations. From start to finish, this vintage was a mad dash to bring fruit in while preserving the ideal balance between sugar, acid, and flavour – this is of particular importance in sparkling wine production.
Each vineyard block was hand harvested, whole cluster pressed, and fermented separately. The Pinot Noir contributed a depth of colour, richness, and a pronounced red fruit character, while the Chardonnay contributed a vibrant acidity, citrus aromas, and helped with the overall balance and ageability 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 2015 OMG 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 2015 OMG it was three years on lees, before being hand riddled and disgorged.
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|2012||Silver||BC Best of Varietal 2017|
|2012||Silver||All Canadian Wine Championships 2017|
|2012||Silver||National Wine Awards of Canada 2017|
|2012||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2017|