Time is on our side, if we use it wisely. The word in Spanish for timeless is Atemporal. How appropriate that Alta Vista, one of Argentina’s most respected and internationally recognized wineries, uses Atemporal for its premium range. We are pleased to have their Atemporal sparkling wine released through LCBO Vintages this month. The cuvée is a 90 % Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir blend of grapes sourced from their own Albaneve vineyard in the higher altitude Uco Valley of Mendoza. It spends at least 18 months on the lees with no dosage (additional sugar) added upon disgorging. Straw yellow with hints of toast, butter and yeast, it mingles harmoniously with aromas of mango, coconut and peach. Dry, creamy and fresh on the palate, enjoy on its own, with any celebration, or pair it with fresh seafood dishes. There’s no time like the present, so do what you need to do now.
ALTA VISTA ATEMPORAL BRUT NATURE V15683, $22. 95