2019 Inniskillin Reserve Series Sauvignon Blanc
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This wine shows a good intensity of juicy grapefruit, lemon and lime, and light grassy herbal notes, complemented by crisp, lively acidity.
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.
Harvested from a select vineyard in the Niagara Peninsula the grapes were immediately destemmed and gently crushed. After a short time on the skins the free run juice was drained off to a stainless steel tank where it was fermented at a cool temperature of 14 C for 15 days.
Aromatics of citrus and grapefruit integrate well with notes of lime, gooseberry and a touch of spice.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with Greek salad with feta cheese, seared scallops, shrimp cooked with Thai style sauce and spinach and goat cheese pizza.