The 2016 vintage of the Whitecap charmat method sparkling wine is now available!
Whitecap continues to be our most popular wine and the 2016 version will not disappoint. Small adjustments have been made in harvest dates to preserve aromatics and elevate acidity. Finding a small Muscat vineyard and a experiencing a stellar vintage on the home farm has seen a return to the original Whitecap blend of 4 grape varieties: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Vidal and Muscat.
Named after the whitecaps of Lake Ontario, the Whitecap is a charmat method sparkling wine from the 2016 vintage. The Whitecap is a very fresh, aromatic and flavourful sparkling wine with citrus and tropical fruit on the nose and balanced acidity on the palate. Its fine creamy texture makes the Whitecap incredibly easy to drink.
The Whitecap achieves its bubbles by undergoing a secondary fermentation in a large stainless steel Charmat tank. The process was first discovered by French winemaker Eugene Charmat in 1907 and today is most commonly used in the production of prosecco.
This process is ideal for aromatic and fruit forward sparkling wines and produces wine for immediate enjoyment.