Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery

 

There may technically only be twelve days of Christmas but the reality is the parties, dinners and special events abound throughout December. You can be ready for any occasion whether you’re the host and hostess or the invited guest. Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery should be your go-to solution.

Remember it’s never too early to start planning, writing your list and doing your Christmas and Holiday Season gift buying. Since most of the shopping falls on you know who , including not just for hubby but everyone else in the family, you deserve a little help. Here are our suggestions for the grown-ups on your list and for your holiday entertaining.

You are the host/hostess who holds the most sought after soirée of the season you deserve the very best, for you we recommend Noble Ridge 2012 “The One”. Winner of the Sparkling Wine of the Year at the 2017 All Canadian Wine Championships and the 2017 Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Wine.

“2017’s winning wines represent the best from our province.” The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lt. Governor of British Columbia.

“The One” is a 2012 vintage Brut Sparkling wine produced from grapes grown entirely from the Noble Ridge vineyard in Okanagan Falls, BC. It is a blend of 81% Chardonnay and 19% Pinot Noir. Using methode traditionelle, yeast is added to each individual bottle for secondary fermentation, with the wine en tirage (resting on the yeast) for 41 months.

2012 “The One” Sparkling

Noble Ridge is an estate vineyard and winery located in the Okanagan Valley. All work is done by hand, on- site by a team of dedicated workers who strive to create an exceptional wine that reflects its noble namesake. Now considered a “library and limited” wine this exquisite sparkling is available at the Noble Ridge wine shop and online at $47.88 before taxes. Quantities are limited.

TASTING NOTES

2012 Sparkling
Elegant aromas of Granny Smith apple and refreshing pink grapefruit are complimented by hints of fresh biscuit and caramelized stone fruit. This medium bodied, traditional French style brut highlights our single vineyard estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

FOOD PAIRING

Freshly shucked oysters, Soft cheeses,
Creamy pasta dishes, White fish, and shellfish

WINEMAKING

Traditional French method En tirage 41 months Varietal: 81% Chardonnay, 19% Pinot Noir

You are revered for your intimate dinner parties, you are a gourmet cook and your invitation is looked forward to with anticipation for you we recommend Noble Ridge 2014 “The One”

 2014 “The One” Sparkling $39.90

“The One” Sparkling wine is produced from grapes grown entirely from the Noble Ridge vineyard in Okanagan Falls, BC. A blend of approximately two thirds Chardonnay and one third Pinot Noir. Using methode traditionelle, yeast is added to each individual bottle for secondary fermentation, with the wine en tirage (resting on the yeast) for 27-41 months. Available in select wine stores, in the Noble Ridge wine shop and online.

TASTING NOTES

Elegant aromas of fresh biscuit, flakey lemon tart and baked bread are harmoniously balanced with refreshing notes of Ambrosia apples, citrus and Asian pear. Subtle hints of minerality add to the invigorating and elegant crispness. A beautiful palate cleanser, this medium bodied, traditional French style brut highlights our single vineyard estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

FOOD PAIRING

Freshly shucked oysters Soft cheeses
Creamy pasta dishes White fish and shellfish

WINEMAKING

Whole Cluster pressed Cool fermented Traditional French method En tirage 27 months

You are legendary for your entertaining style and panaché. There is no question your parties are the hit of the season. Your style is open and inviting, plus ones encouraged and always welcome. When your guests start talking breakfast you pull out the frying pan and a carton of eggs. For you, we recommend “The Wild One” it’s one of a kind, just like you.

2013“The WILD One” $39.90 Available only at the Noble Ridge Wine Shop

The 2012 vintage was followed by “The WILD One”, the 2013 Sparkling Wine and 2014 “The One” Sparkling wine, which were released together. Both went through the same methode traditionelle; the main difference is that “The WILD One” used wild yeasts from the environment. So…each bottle is unique.

TASTING NOTES

Typically our Sparkling is made the traditional French style. In 2013 things got a little WILD! This bottle was fermented using the natural yeast found on the grapes at harvest. This is an artisanal wine, the sweetness scale will vary slightly from bottle to bottle (Brut to Semi-Brut). You don’t know until you pop the top.

We have tasted through a panel of 15 bottles to try and get an accurate description of the variation. You can expect to find beautifully crisp notes of Granny Smith apples, lemon, and lime zest and orchard pear in some, while others will be more reminiscent of a sweet Ambrosia apple, lemon meringue and graham cracker.

After 39 months en triage, the nose has elegant aromas of baked biscuit, lemon tarts and Okanagan Orchard fruit that linger through a long and pleasant finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Freshly shucked oysters Soft cheeses
Creamy pasta dishes White fish and shellfish

WINEMAKING

Whole Cluster pressed
Cool fermented
Traditional French method Indigenous secondary fermentation En tirage 39 months

Plan ahead, you don’t want to be disappointed by leaving the purchase of your New Year’s Eve Sparkling till it’s too late. The Noble Ridge trio of fabulous sparkling wines would look wonderful under any tree this Christmas. May be purchased individually or as a set.   Quantities are limited.

Make it even more special when your trio is packed in the Noble Ridge Bubbly Box for $170.00 suggested retail for the set. Order online.

Other awards received by “The One” Sparkling Wine include

•Trophy Award: Best Sparkling in Canada (2017)

•2 Double Gold Medals – All Canadian & San Francisco International (2017)

•Best Sparkling in BC (2017)

•BC Lt Governor’s Award for Excellence in Wine (2015)

•Best of Class/Gold, Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (2014)

 

Look for a selection of Noble Ridge wines at these wine stores:

Blackcomb LS

Coal Harbour LRS

Legacy Liquor Store

Sea to Sky LS Squamish

Swirl Yaletown

Instagram: @noble_ridge Facebook Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery and Twitter: @Noble_Ridge  #benoble #NobleRidgewines

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery, 2320 Oliver Ranch Road, Okanagan Falls, B.C. V0H 1R2

T: 250 497 7945  F: 250 497 7941

nobleridge.com[email protected]

Images courtesy of Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery

 

Valerie van der Gracht

About Valerie van der Gracht

I am a Boomer, mom, gram, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Formerly a Vancouver Wine Festival volunteer and freelance blogger for HelloVanCity.com and VancouverIslandStyle.com now Editor and Publisher of MyVanCity.ca
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