2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Steller’s Jay Brut

Another annual favourite, this time a sparkling wine from Steller’s Jay. This one also made our 2019 #FavouriteThings New Years Suggestions – Let’s Talk Bubbles!

Perfect for holiday entertaining or gift giving!

Mountain Brut

The harvesting of our premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for Mountain Jay Brut begins in mid to late September which assures ideal sugar levels. The Pinot Blanc follows and is added to the Brut base. Early harvesting of these grapes ensures a crisp, fresh acidity in our traditional method sparkling wine.

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of citrus and green apple, with hints of biscuits and semi-toasted almonds. The palate is crisp and clean with apleasant and persistent mousse, while the refreshing acidity provides a long, clean finish. A well-orchestrated blend of 38% Chardonnay, 34% Pinot Blanc, and 28% Pinot Noir.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Steller’s Jay Mountain Jay Brut displays smooth flavours which complement a variety of dishes. This dry, delicate sparkling pairs beautifully with flavourful seafood dishes such as sushi, caramelized sea scallops or rich lobster risotto. And never forget the simple luxury of a fresh chocolate-dipped strawberry with a glass of Steller’s Jay.

TECHNICAL NOTES

Steller’s Jay sparkling wines are hand crafted in the Okanagan Valley using the traditional French “Methode Classique.” First produced in 1989, Mountain Jay Brut stays true to its tradition by remaining one of Canada’s preeminent sparkling wines. White peach and golden hues flatter the ripe orchard fruit and citrus blossom aromas in this crisp and complex sparkling wine. Rich flavours of toasted nut and red berries layer the palate, resolving to a soft and creamy floral mousse finish.

I received a complimentary bottle of wine to facilitate this feature.

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