June’s Vineyard Riesling 2019
Pale in the glass with intense aromas of fresh lime, lemon confit and spring blossoms. The palate is equally refreshing with high acidity balanced by notes of sweetness and lemon lime tang with a touch of minerality. The finish is flavourful and long. Enjoy on its own or pair with spicy foods to contrast or acidic foods to balance. Will develop further complexities with medium term aging.Download Notes
VQA Creek Shores
BRIX AT HARVEST
June’s Vineyard is a unique site with significant quantities of decomposed yellow limestone amongst the clay loam soils giving the wines an extra dimension of stony minerality on top of the ripe fruit and flowery aromas. Named after one of the owners of the winery, this site which was planted in 1999, continues to deliver exceptional Riesling and Chardonnay making two of the most distinctive wines in our portfolio. Clone 49 Riesling is an old clone which was popular in Alsace, France for many years. Its trademarks are exceptional fruit and floral character. The grapes were harvested in mid-October and immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks for a cool fermentation which was stopped to retain balancing residual sugar. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling in January 2020.
After a fairly cold winter, mild weather began in March but it was some time until real warm weather began, giving the growing season a slow and wet start. The summer was quite warm and allowed for full phenolic maturity in all varieties. Harvest started in the second week of September for sparkling and was quickly followed by early ripening whites such as Pinot Gris, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling at the end of September and early October. The temperatures were mild but a bit wet so Pinot Noir and Gamay were also harvested early October followed by Cabernet Franc in late October. There was a snow storm in mid November so yields were reduced on Cabernet Sauvignon which was harvested in late November. The quality of the grapes was very good to excellent with high acidity and concentrated flavours throughout the portfolio. Wines should have the capacity to age for the medium to long ter
David Lawrason, WineAlign
This is a quite tender, fresh, just off-dry riesling. The nose is a bit muffled by sulphur but the fruit breaks out on the palate. Expect pear, lemon and petrol. The acidity is quite firm and tart-edged, there is some minerality on the finish. The length is excellent. Tasted October 2020
John Szabo, MS, WineAlign
Clean, with light, delicate aromatics very much in the varietal spectrum, mostly tart lemon-lime and green apple; acids are super-crunchy, tart but not shrill, framing a light-bodied palate. Depth and length are very good. Classic stuff, ready to enjoy or hold mid-term. Tasted October 2020.