What says celebration better than the hearty pop of a cork? This holiday season try adding Steller’s Jay Mountain Jay Brut to your seasonal cellar. With aromas of citrus and green apple, with hints of biscuits and semi-toasted almonds. The palate is crisp and clean with a pleasant and persistent mousse, while the refreshing acidity provides a long, clean finish. The Mountain Jay Brut is created using a well-orchestrated blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir grapes.
Based in Summerland, BC, Steller’s Jay Winery uses the traditional “Methode Classique” for its Mountain Jay Brut wine. The Mountain Jay Brut has been inoculated with yeast and left “en tirage” for a minimum of three years allowing optimal time to synergize the fruit with the lees. The bottles are then hand riddled before being disgorged, dosaged, corked, and then released.
Steller’s Jay Mountain Jay Brut displays smooth flavours which complement a variety of dishes. This dry, delicate sparkling pairs beautifully with flavourful dishes such this lemon asparagus risotto or even this deliciously rich mushroom risotto with caramelized onions. And never forget the simple luxury of a fresh dark chocolate dipped strawberry with a glass of Mountain Jay Brut.
For those that like a little more fruit with their fizz try this delicious tasting cocktail using another one of Steller’s Jay delicious sparkling wines – Steller’s Jay Pinnacle.
Steller’s Jay Cranberry Holiday Sparkling Cocktail
Add together into a blender
1 cup of frozen cranberries
1 cup of coconut water
3.5 tbsp. of molasses
Blend together well
Rim glass with sugar
Pour 1/3 glass of the cranberry purée
Top with Steller’s Jay Sparkling Pinnacle
Garnish with cranberries and serve.
However you decide to serve your Steller’s Jay wine, we are sure it will add a little more sparkle to your celebrations.