Organic Heritage Series
Honouring the decisions of the past in the location of the vineyard & varietals planted.
Our Heritage label shows "clasped hands" in the joinery of our heritage barn - working together as family.
Love & Labour Since 1925
VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE
“From the Heritage series at Sperling, this traditionally made sparkler is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from vines planted in 2008. Both varietals are picked early (19 Brix) for maximum freshness and finesse. After primary fermentation (no malo), the two varieties are blended to form the final cuvée. The wine is finished with no dosage added and shows only 1.9% residual sugar. The nose displays brioche/leesy/smoky/mineral notes with bright citrus, toast, apple skin and fresh, fresh, fresh waves of salinity. It’s electric on the palate with tiny, persistent beads of bubbles and electric acidity to accentuate the freshness in the mouth. Shows tension and finesse with perky citrus and apple notes on a crisp and perfectly dry finish. I suspect this highly stylistic bubbly will gain fat and more complexity if you allow it to age in your cellar. A wonderful drop.” 92 pts
Michael Godel, Wine Align
ORGANIC, VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE
“This old vine, organic Foch was planted in the 1960s by winemaker Ann Sperling’s (above) dad Bert. It produces low yields with berries that are high in concentration. It’s tight on the nose, but swirl away and it will reveal a range of cassis, anise, black currants and earth followed by earthy/forest floor notes. It’s highly structured and complex on the palate but the fruit pops with dark berries, a touch of kirsch, licorice, savoury herbs, earth and depth through a long and lively finish. History in a bottle here.” 92 pts
Rick VanSickle, Wines of Niagara
ORGANIC, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE
“As a loyal lover of Ontario pinot noir, I have to give this BC version from Sperling a great deal of credit as it exhibits great restraint in the face of so much glorious fruit. The tension, authenticity and purity of flavour is notable. Showing gentle maturity and a delightful textural mouthfeel, this pinot noir also has enough acidity to see it into the next half decade. Tasted April 2020.” 91pts
Sara D’Amato, Wine Align
ORGANIC, VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE
“It's been a few years since we've tasted the straight-up Pinot Gris from Sperling. In the last few years, it's been diverted into the striking, skin-contact Amber Pinot Gris (thankfully still released this year). This organic and biodynamic certified Gris comes from higher altitude estate blocks, was fermented and aged briefly in stainless with no MLF. Crisp green apple, Asian pear, lemon pith, and soapy pear blossom on the tight, snappy palate, finishing clinically clean and straight. For those who like their Gris squeaky clean and fresh. Drink this summer.” 88pts
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
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