Fancy Farm Girl - Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2016


Technical Data:
Alcohol   12.5%                     Residual Sugar     3 g/L

pH           3.54                        Total acidity          5.0 g/L

Bottled   July 2017               Cases produced    660

 

Vineyard Data:
-harvested early September 2017 preserving acidity and fresh fruit qualities
-2016 was a hot, dry vintage, near perfect growing conditions

 

 Winemaking Data:
-cool fermented in stainless steel
-no blending or fining required

 

Tasting Notes:
Lifted and focused aromatics of tropical fruits especially passionfruit and ripe white grape notes are balanced with a clean, bright, fruit filled palate with a lengthy finish. Frissonesque is zesty and elegant from the first sniff to the very last sip. Pair with classics like asparagus in season, chèvre, pasta with lemon cream, or seafood. Perfect with a white pizza topped with herbed chicken.

 Great with a frivolous culinary adventure or the simplest of cuisine.

 

Available at the winery, or LCBO Wines to Watch program (release date: February 3, 2018)

Tony Aspler, tonyaspler.wordpress.com 89 points:

"...very white Bordeaux in style – pale straw in colour with a grassy, green plum nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, gooseberry and green bean flavours with good length.


Rick Vansickle, winesinniagara.com  88 points:

"The nose drips with passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, kiwi and a range of tropical fruits on the nose. It’s fresh and lively on the palate with tropical fruits and herbs and all lifted by freshening acidity."


Evan Saviolidis, evanwinesavvy.com 87 points:

"SAS’s first ever Sauvignon blanc is a zesty offering which delivers fresh herbs, green apple, pink grapefruit, papaya, passion fruit and citrus. Serve alongside goat cheese crostini or grilled haddock drizzled with lemon, olive oil and fresh oregano."

 

Louise Boutinwinecurrent.com 86 points:
"This 100% sauvignon blanc—from the 5th generation Niagara agriculturist Staff family and their respected, talented winemaker, Sue-Ann Staff—has a clean zesty tropical nose—starfruit, guava, pineapple, and a touch of freshly mown lawn. Fresh and crisp on the palate, the herbaceous flavours meld with pink grapefruit and white grapes paving the way to a lightly pithy/mineral, clean and refreshing finish. Drink now and pair with a fresh-dill rubbed and baked cod fillet with steamed asparagus."
Frank Baldock, Frank's Wine Express
New arrivals this month are Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2015 that’s all fresh-mown grass, rhubarb compote and gooseberry jam. The frisson comes from an electric streak of fruity acidity that makes you want another sip! $16.95. Perfect with seafood, warm salads, simple roast chicken.
Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, score : 89/100
A crisp, dry, mouth-watering Niagara Sauvignon Blanc with racy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Aromas of grass, lemon, grapefruit and chives. Pair with asparagus, spring peas, salads, cheese pizza. Medium-bodied, no oak.(reviewed on July 4, 2018) 
Jon Steeves – Sommelier, www.nataliemaclean.com, score: 90/100
Zesty lemon-lime, ripe pink grapefruit, lemongrass and gooseberry. Medium bodied, balanced, mouthwatering high acidity. Long finish with persistence of pink grapefruit zest. Pairs well with pan seared filet of sole with lime infused butter sauce. Tasted 2016 vintage in Feb 2018. 90 points. Great value. 
Jennifer Havers – WSET Level 3, www.nataliemaclean.com, score: 88/100
Fresh and vibrant! Lots of grassy, herbaceous notes on the nose along with some white grapefruit and lemon pith. Bright acidity really makes the grapefruit notes pop on the palate. More herbaceous on the finish. Perfect for spring dishes containing asparagus, lemon, or seafood, enjoyed on a warm spring afternoon.

 

 

Out of province customers, please contact the winery directly by e-mail at info (at) sue-annstaff.com or by phone at 1-877-566-1719 to find out about shipping options to your province. We’ll be delighted to speak with you about your wine needs!

We regret we cannot ship to the USA.



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