2019 Original Vines Sémillon
WINEMAKING: Harvested at optimum ripeness and acidity, this wine was a prime candidate to ferment in barrel. A portion of this wine (60%) was kicked off by a spontaneous ferment in stainless steel, with a cultivated yeast driving towards citrus notes added 7 days later. The remaining juice was wild fermented in new French oak barriques, followed by a secondary malolactic fermentation in the same barrel. Lees stirring occured daily for the first 6 months of barrel aging. The two components were then blended together and aged another 2 months in tank.
NOTES: The resulting wine is a rich, yet acid driven style that will continue to age for 8+ years. Notes of fig, lime, and bees wax fill the glass while the palate is all citrus framed by a light hint of French oak. Shellfish or rich white meat dishes are the perfect match.
Product Profile: 2019 Original Vines SémillonReviews and Awards:
- Canada’s Best Wines 2020 - WineAlign – Top Ten Sauvignon Blancs and Semillons
- 92 Points - Michael Godel
- 92 Points - John Szabo, MS