The Vintage: 2016 provided close to perfect conditions for wine grapes with a warm, arid growing season and temperate fall harvest. Virtually all grape varieties performed well in this growing season and the dry and pleasant harvest season meant most grapes were picked in pristine condition. This quality should be evident in both red and white varieties grown in the Niagara region.
Tasting Notes: A crisp and refreshing example of Niagara Riesling. The lively nose showcases lemon drop, Granny Smith apple, honey and mineral notes. The palate is light to medium bodied, with flavours of citrus fruit, honey, apple and tropical fruit notes. Flavours are rounded out with a clean citrus acidity on the finish.
Technical Notes: Harvested in late September from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula. The average brix at harvest were 20.2°. Fruit came in ripe with good acidity and flavour concentration. The grapes were pressed and put into stainless steel tank from fermentation with no secondary malolactic fermentation allowed.