The 2017 vintage started off heavy periodic rainfalls in spring throughout most of the summer months. Luckily, the rainy weather was punctuated by sunny days that allowed the grapes to keep maturing and kept disease pressure under control. Finally, September arrived, and Ontario welcomed steady warm, dry weather. Unseasonably warm, dry conditions continued through October and November, allowing the grapes a welcome break from precipitation and affording time to reach very good ripeness levels.
A fresh, fruity and ultimately satisfying white blend of aromatic grape varieties. This wine has a rich nose of tangerine, jasmine, lime and rose petals. The palate is freshened with lively acidity from the Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, while the Gewürztraminer adds richness and body. Flavours include honey, lemon citrus and tropical flavours of guava, starfruit, and fresh melon.
Grapes were harvested in late September from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula. Grapes came into the winery and each batch was kept separate and immediately pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then settled aged and racked in tank. The final blend was assembled and bottled in July.
Varietal: 49% Gewürztraminer, 35% Riesling, 16% Sauvignon Blanc
Residual Sugar: 8g/L