This wine has expressive notes of lemon, grapefruit and lime complemented by complex waxy and honeyed notes. It has impressive texture and weight on the palate with vibrant acidity, resulting in very good balance. This wine will continue to evolve with a little bit of age.
This wine pairs well with Roasted Chicken, Halibut and Salmon, or rich and creamy dishes like Risotto or Pasta with a white sauce.
This wine, our first White Conception since 2013, is our first Sauvignon blanc/Sémillon blend. It was selected from two lots of wine: a later-harvested portion of Sauvignon blanc grown in the Niagara Lakeshore and Sémillon from the Lincoln Lakeshore. Each wine was fermented and aged independently in older, neutral French oak barrels before being selected for the blend, and then was further aged as a blend in barrels to help gain complexity. Neither of the wines underwent malo-lactic conversion or had any lees stirring, helping the final wine retain some of its fresh, vibrant character while being complimented by tropical fruit flavours and a waxy/honeyed character.
Varietal Composition: 68% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Semillon
Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Harvest Dates: Sep 24 and Oct. 17, 2019
Cooperage: Fermented and aged in older, mostly neutral French oak barrels
Cellar Potential: Drinking well 2020-2023
Cases Produced (approx.): 250