Handsome Brut, Canadian Sparkling Wine
13th May 2015
Sparkling personality. Dry wit. At home in pinstripes, equally dapper in denim. Chilled out and charmingly tasteful. Grab a glass, pop the cork and treat yourself. You can take this Handsome Brut anywhere.
“My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne,” said British economist John Maynard Keynes. A wise declaration, and yet far too many people save fizz for special occasions.
Handsome Brut, a new sparkling wine brand hailing from Ontario, Canada, is on a mission to prove that bubbles are the perfect tipple—for any occasion. From a casual backyard barbecue to a glamorous black-tie event, the brand showcases that sparkling wines are perfect served on their own, paired with food or even mixed in a cocktail. With a sleek, masculine bottle complemented by a tongue-in-cheek name, Handsome Brut aims to attract a new demographic of sparkling wine drinkers—including men.
But don’t let the friendly demeanour fool you—quality and heritage are at the heart of Handsome Brut. Produced with 100% Ontario Chardonnay grapes in the méthode traditionelle, this VQA-approved wine is aged for two years at the locally revered Angel’s Gate Winery in the Niagara region.
A complex nose—pear, red apple and a toasty note—comes from the more than two years sur lie. Finely textured bubbles are crisp and refreshing. The acidity is balanced against a backbone of ripe tree fruits, which include peach, apple, lemon and a touch of grapefruit. The wine finishes dry and with excellent length.
Glass of Bubbly
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