Leaning Post Traditional Method Sparkling Zero Dosage VQA Beamsville Bench 2017
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12% alc./vol

Leaning Post Traditional Method Sparkling Zero Dosage VQA Beamsville Bench 2017

Niagara, Canada
Regular price $40.95per bottle ($245.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Toasty & Citrusy

Husband and wife duo Ilya and Nadia started Leaning Post winery in Niagara over 10 years ago. Initially a virtual set up, the winery now located on Highway 8, has become a reference producer in Niagara. The Chardonnay in this wine comes from a beautiful old vines (35+ years old) block, while the Pinot Noir is from a younger block on the same property in Beamsville Bench.

The base wine was fermented and aged on lees in barrel for 6 months. Made using the traditional method, the second fermentation happened in bottle followed by aging on lees for 28 months. It was disgorged on August 19th, 2020 with no dosage added. The nose immediately shows beautiful toasty/biscuit and lemon-curd, with a background of peach and flowers. The palate is full and round, with a very fine mousse showing fresh-baked bread, lemon meringue, apricot-pith and a hint of hazelnut. The terroir and old-vines really come through on the finish with an amazing mineral/flinty core and very present acidity.

Enjoy now, but this wine will age gracefully over the next 8+ years if you want it to. Drink with fresh Malpeque oysters, hazelnut crusted halibut, and soft white cheeses.

About the Winery

Leaning Post

A leaning post is what you find at the beginning of a row of grapes, anchoring the wires that are the frame-work for growing grapevines. It is the beginning of an obsession to translate a time and place into liquid. Leaning Post wines take you to that beginning by finding small, unique plots of land in Niagara and putting them in bottle. Because after stripping away all the fancy buildings and high-tech equipment you are left with a place on this earth that grows wine unlike any other. When you taste that in a glass you just know it. Nadia and Ilya have had to rely on the support of family, friends and financial institutions to make the dream of owning a winery a reality. Leaning Post began as a virtual winery and is so proud to now have the quaint tasting room at 1491 Hwy 8 on their home property in Winona, Ontario.

Ilya and Nadia are the brains and passion behind Leaning Post Wines. It started with a dream to take unique, interesting single vineyard blocks in Niagara and turn them into distinctive, terroir driven wines. Nadia and Ilya first met in their hometown of Winnipeg, MB where their passion for wine and each other was born.

Ilya has been a winemaker in the Niagara Region for the last 17 vintages working at Daniel Lenko Estate Winery, Foreign Affair and now at Leaning Post Wines. Ilya is also a consulting winemaker at the Good Earth Winery. Ilya’s true passion in life is to make world renowned wines from Niagara that really showcase the distinct terroir that Niagara offers.