Citrus and ripe apple aromas dominate the nose and hint at the balance on the palate. This wine offers some sweetness which provides a soft mouthfeel and tropical and citrus flavours. The balancing acidity refreshes the palate on the finish.
The 2019 harvest was predictably late in getting underway, starting September 6th. The sunny, cool weather and low humidity that kicked off harvest allowed the fruit to develop phenolic ripeness for an extended period without breaking down. There was an unusual and early cold snap in mid-November, along with close to 30 cm of snow on November 11th. Growers were confronted with some challenges as they navigated machinery through snowy vineyards, but prevailed successfully and wrapped up harvest on November 26th.
Grapes were harvested from select vineyards throughout the Niagara Peninsula to produce this popular variety. Crushed and pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery the juice was allowed to cold settle over night before racking to a stainless steel tank. Fermented at a cool 15 C for 15 days the wine was allowed to retain some residual sweetness to balance the wines crisp natural acidity.
This well liked varietal wine, has abundance of aromatics including lemon, lime and floral notes. On the palette flavours of peach and citrus integrate well with the appealing sweetness and dynamic acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is one of our most popular white wines which is great for simply sipping or it could span being used anywhere from reception, first course or right through to dessert. Baked or roasted apple as an accompaniment to your favourite roast. Roasted or bbq chicken with grilled lemon. Celery root soup with salt or encrusted roasted pickerel.