It is the 10th vintage of the Ancestral & we’re thrilled with this vintage.
Have you ever tried an Ancestral method sparkling wine? They’re quite rare. Made with the Gamay Noir grape, the 2020 Ancestral is deliciously elegant, with ripe strawberry on the nose and palate. Reflective of the glorious 2020 vintage, the Gamay came in very ripe resulting in a slightly bigger sparkling wine and a lovely shade of pink.
Named for the original way of making effervescent wine, the Ancestral is produced using similar techniques first employed in 1531, by the monks of Saint-Hillaire abbey in France. A difficult wine to produce, the carbon dioxide is captured during the primary fermentation producing a lightly sparkling, off-dry, delightfully fruit-forward wine. Excellent paired with spicy food, brunch or a patio on a beautiful summer afternoon.
Please note that we've sold 86% of the 2020 Ancestral. We recommend stocking up as the new vintage will return in November or December 2021.
$22.21 + HST + Bottle Deposit = $25.30