Township 7 Vineyards & Winery was awarded the Trophy for Best Canadian Sparkling Wine at The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, England for the Township 7 Polaris 2016 Sparkling Wine. The CSWWC is the most important international competition dedicated exclusively to sparkling wines, with this year’s Championships seeing a record number of entries and awards. Competing wines were sampled in a blind tasting with the goal is to find those stellar, standout wines in the highly competitive world of champagne and sparkling wine.
Township 7 Seven Stars Polaris 2016 was honoured with a Gold by the CSWWC this past summer and Best in Class Canadian Sparkling last evening at the CSWWC award’s ceremony. The winery’s Blanc de Blanc was described by the Championships as “a fresh, complete, and very tasty sparkling wine with some autolytic complexity on the nose and fresh, pristine fruit on the palate and a soft mousse.”
Township 7’s Seven Stars collection includes a unique family of five cuvées. This year the winery released 2016 Seven Stars Polaris – its flagship blanc de blanc; 2016 Seven Stars Eclipse – a Chardonnay with a complex dosage, and 2015 Seven Stars Equinox – a sparkling Rosé. Next year look for a new sparkling Viognier in a pétillant naturel style, and in 2021 an ultra-premium, limited edition 2015 Langley estate bubbly that will have had en triage for 5 years. Polaris is a traditional method of wine crafted from 100 per cent Chardonnay grapes. This vintage has pleasing aromas of freshly baked biscuits along with bright fruit scents of Granny Smith apple, peach and lime. The mousse is creamy for a round and beautifully well-balanced wine. The wine was left en tirage for 18 months to ensure the development of classic autolytic characters. Only 598 six-bottle cases made. It is available at the two wineries and online.
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