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.
2020 was a remarkable year for weather and wine in Ontario. Sunny and dry conditions throughout the summer and into the fall provided ideal weather for the full and complete maturation of grapes at harvest. While the overall grape crop is down compared to recent vintages, grape quality across all varieties was exceptional. After harvest and 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.
Gracious floral and herbs blended with flavours of apple, honey, grapefruit with a mineral feel. Rich minerality and refreshing apple juice finish. Pair with
shellfish, scallops, calamari, white fish such as sole or tilapia and also great for vegetarian dishes.
Brix At Harvest:19.7
Release Date:February 1, 2020
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