- APPELLATION: VQA Niagara Peninsula
- VINEYARD(S): Various
- GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 50% Riesling, 25% Pinot Gris & 25% Viognier
- BRIX AT HARVEST: Average of 20.9
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.3 grams
Crafted exclusively for our wine club members, Aromatik is amazingly complex, showing light oak and notes of cream and lees along with white grapefruit, floral and light spice aromas. On the palate it is rich from the Pinot Gris and Viognier but refreshing from the Riesling, with fruity and creamy notes following through from the nose, light tannins from the oak and a long, lingering finish.
Enjoy today with light salads, fleshy white fish preparations or poultry with cream sauce or age for the short-to-medium-term to develop further complexities.
After harvest in mid-September, the grapes were crushed and fermented in two 500L French oak barrels (1 of pure Riesling, 1 blended) that had originally been used for Essence Arôme 2011 and then our Reserve Pinot Gris 2013, leaving a rich seasoning to add complexity to the Aromatik. After primary fermentation, both barrels were kept on lees for a year of ageing. Following blending, the wine was aged a further 10 months in tank before bottling in summer 2017 following light fining and filtration.
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