Lavalle Staff was Sue-Ann's grandfather... a great lover of everything sweet including toffees, caramels, boxes of chocolate and women! He'd be particularly proud this elegant styled white wine with "medium" sweetness was named after him. Wonderful with spicy foods, light fare and perfect on it's own. (Bronze Medal-2016 OntarioWineAwards)
This fun, pleasantly aromatic white wine exhibits white grapefruit and gooseberry notes that leap from the glass. The subtle floral notes are reminiscent of lilac and rose petal. The refreshing acidity on the palate is kept in check with balancing residual sugar. Clean, “grapey” and mouth-watering. Quite memorable. Entirely too easy drinking and leaves you wanting to open another bottle as soon as possible.
-harvested exclusively from the estate vineyard in Jordan, ON, sub appellation 20 Mile Bench
-four year old vines used hence first vintage the vines were harvested
-2015 – warm year hence acidity nicely retained in fruit
-low yields with tiny berries
-grapes were hand harvested into one ton bins and hand sorted
-fermentation proceeded slowly in stainless steel with selected yeast
-bottled early to retain vibrant fruit notes
Named in honour of Robert Staff, Sue-Ann’s Great Great Great grandfather, the original settler to her family’s 200-year-old estate in Jordan, ON located on the brink of the Niagara Escarpment....
GOLD MEDAL 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Sue-Ann’s Mentor and Grandmother, Lula Staff, would say “I love your Riesling”. A light-hearted, semi-dry wine with vibrant acidity, just like her. ...