Splash of Wine: Mother’s Day calls for fizzily fantastic Haywire Vintage Bub 2013

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      Where we taste various wines and share highly subjective and uncorroborated tasting notes.

      Haywire Vintage Bub 2013

      Tech Sheet: Situated on the 20-hectare certified organic Secrest Mountain Vineyard in Oliver, Haywire is owned by the Okanagan Crush Pad folks. This sparkler’s specs suggest toasted hazelnut aromas, a creamy red-apple palate, and a fresh white-grapefruit finish.

      Sip it: This is the one to break out on Mother’s Day, a citrusy sparkler so dryly bright that yellow hydrangea now coming into bloom might pop to mind. Come to think of it, combine a bottle of this fantastic fizz, aged for five years, with a white-and-pale-golden bouquet for a perfect gift.

      Next level: Order in a free-range Crispy Chicken Dinner from Douce Diner, complete with buttermilk biscuits, house-made gravy and hot sauce, shoestring fries, and coleslaw. Mama’s about to celebrate.

      Swirl this: Find it at Okanagan Crush Pad for $44.90 or at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.