The GOODS from Blue Mountain
Okanagan Falls, BC | Our recently disgorged 2010 Brut Rosé R.D., 2006 Reserve Brut R.D. and 2007 Blanc de Blancs R.D. are now available! Here’s what the critics have to say: the 2010 Brut Rosé R.D. ($32.90) “…perpetuates the clear and concise house style, shared in common excellence with the Reserve Dry bottle. The smells of strawberries are key, the texture so important to character and aridity the driving force behind its level of elegance.” (Michael Godel, Reviewed October 2014, winealign.com).
The 2006 Reserve Brut R.D. ($39.90) is “exceptional, complex, silky. Recently disgorged (RD) refers to the fact that this sparkling aged on its lees to add complexity, until just months prior to release. Renowned for elegant and often intricate bubbles, this one is no exception. Made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a splash of Pinot Gris, it suggests patisserie aromas of warm buttery croissants and nutty brioche slathered in pear compote alongside golden apples, field berries, orange zest and white flowers. Expect a fine bead (bubbles) and a mosaic of fruit, exotic citrus, nuts and bready toasted flavours. It is silky and undeniably elegant with exceptional power balanced by mouthwatering acidity.” (Daenna Van Mulligen, reviewed October 2014, winediva.ca).
And regarding the 2007 Blanc de Blancs R.D. ($39.90): “This lovely chardonnay-based sparkler shows some real class and finesse. Generous, complex refined aromas of lemon, mashed apple, vanilla and almond biscotti. It’s slim, focused, juicy and mouthwatering, with excellent to outstanding length.” (David Lawrason, Reviewed October 2014, winealign.com). Learn more about the winery after the jump…
2385 Allendale Road | Okanagan Falls BC
Phone: 250-497-8244 | Fax: 250-497-6160
Tasting room hours: May-October 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm. Otherwise by appointment
photos by Andrea Johnson
People Behind the Passion
Family: Mavety Family (Ian, Jane, Matt & Christie)
Owners: Ian, Jane, Matt & Christie Mavety
Sales & Marketing: Christie Mavety
Winemaker: Matt Mavety
About Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain is a family run vineyard and winery located in the picturesque South Okanagan Valley, overlooking Vaseaux Lake. The Mavety family has farmed this fertile bench since 1971 and founded the winery in 1991, with a commitment to sustainable viticulture practices and using exclusively estate-grown grapes.
Blue Mountain strives to produce complex, age-worthy wines, consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual season. The grapes that are harvested for Blue Mountain wines are sourced solely from its own vineyard. In the winery, Matt combines new technology with traditional techniques. The wines are handled minimally to ensure that the delicacy and intensity of flavours cultivated in the vineyard are expressed in the wine. French oak barrels are used in the cellar to soften and add complexity. All of these factors combine to result in a style and finesse fitting to the varietals. The 12,000-case yearly production consists of Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and a méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine, all from estate grown grapes.
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Metro Vancouver | Whistler-Squamish | Southern Vancouver Island