Reif Winery Chenin Blanc 2019
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Chenin Blanc 2019

VQA Niagara River

20.15

Vintage & Viticulture

While the season began with a wet cool spring, summer brought typical temperatures across Ontario. July was particularly warm and sunny with intense heat waves and high humidity. Early-ripening grape varieties escaped the wild weather of late fall and the unusual early cold snap in November. Harvest extended into early December, sometimes taking place in the snow.

Winemaker’s Notes

After harvest grapes were crushed and pressed, selected yeast was used for the fermentation. The fermentation was kept around 12 degrees Celsius to maintain aromatics and crisp acidity. The fermentation was completed in 11 days and further aged in stainless steel tanks. This variety is only grown in a few vineyards in Niagara but it continues to impress us as the vines age.

Tasting Notes

Gracious floral and herbal notes on the nose with flavours of apple, honey and grapefruit on the palate. The wine also has a rich minerality and refreshing finish. Pair with shellfish like scallops and clams or fritto misto calamari. Also great for vegetarian dishes or mild flavoured white fish such as sole or tilapia.

Residual Sugar:4.7g/L

Alcohol/Volume:12.5%

Brix At Harvest:19.7

Total Acidity:9g/L

Release Date:February 1, 2020

Ageability:3-5

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