- APPELLATION: VQA Niagara Peninsula
- VINEYARD(S): Various
- GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 62% Riesling, 12% Pinot Gris, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Gewurztraminer
- BRIX AT HARVEST: Average of 19.3
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 12 grams – just off-dry
At the core of this wine, Riesling provides bright, refreshing acidity and pristine floral and citrus notes, while Pinot Gris adds richness, Sauvignon Blanc adds freshness and Gewurztraminer exotic fruit and spice notes. The result is a wine that is both perfumed and flavourful yet balanced, with bright, youthful acidity and freshness.
Enjoy on its own, lightly chilled, as the perfect aperitif for friends and family on weekend visits or after a hard day’s work when the summertime sun calls for a flavourful, thirst- quenching and juicy white. Will pair well with steamed shellfish and mollusks, composed salads, fish and chips, Asian-inspired summer dishes and fresh or mild cheeses.
Each variety was harvested separately between mid-September and early October. They were then crushed and de-stemmed before pressing into individual stainless steel tanks where they underwent cool, controlled fermentations. Temperature control is vital as it preserves the all-important primary fruit character. Malolactic fermentation is prevented, again to preserve the lovely acidity and after ageing in tank, the final blend was assembled. It remained in stainless steel for several months to integrate and develop additional complexity and was bottled in the spring of 2018.
Download Tech Sheet: White Palette 2017