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Aromatics alive with spice reminiscent of 5-spice, cement and lime juice with a wisp of smokiness laced throughout. A bone-dry palate with Asian spices, cardamom and smoke dominate the palate but a vibrance of citrus weaves its way through that transitions between tangerine and cumquats. Elegant, light to medium bodied with intriguing complexity. Enjoy on its own, with any appetizers, pork, poultry, cheese (especially smoked provolone) and nuts.
Alcohol 11.0% Residual Sugar 4.0 g/L (LCBO = 0, Dry)
pH 3.22 Total Acidity7 7.03 g/L
Bottled September 2018 Cases produced 105 cases
-harvested exclusively from the estate vineyard in Jordan, ON
-15 year old vines grown on thin clay soils with escarpment limestone rock beneath
-2017 – an average year with above average rains
-low yields with tiny berries resulting in 19.3 Brix, 7.8 g/L T.A. and 3.15 pH
-overnight skin maceration (skin contact) in press prior to juice extraction
-cool fermented in neutral oak with selected yeast for a total 8 weeks then aged in stainless steel
-no blending or fining required
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