- APPELLATION: VQA Niagara Peninsula
- VINEYARD(S): Various
- GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 70% Riesling, 30% Viognier
- BRIX AT HARVEST: Average of 19.5
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11.5%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 16 grams – just off-dry
At the core of this wine, Riesling provides bright, refreshing acidity and pristine floral and citrus notes, while Viognier adds richness, exotic fruit and spice notes. The result is a wine that is both perfumed and flavourful yet balanced, with bright, youthful acidity and freshness.
Both varieties are harvested separately when fully ripe and are then crushed and de-stemmed before pressing into individual stainless steel tanks where they undergo a cool, controlled fermentation. 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 is assembled. It remains in stainless steel for several months to integrate and develop additional complexity and is bottled in the spring of 2017 where it remains until release.
Download Tech Sheet: White Palette 2016