Production: 658 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 54.8% Vidal, 19.5% Chardonnay, 17.0% Riesling, 7.2% Gewürztraminer, 1.5% Muscat Ottonel
Vineyard Designation: Sourced from Niagara Peninsula
Vine Age: 5 years
Soil: Varies by vineyard location. Mainly clay and limestone with sandy-loam on certain sites.
Wine Style: Off-dry
Oak: No Oak
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
TA: 5.1 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature: 6 – 10 degrees Celsius
At harvest we picked when the grapes were mature and flavours were ideal. The 2016 House White grapes were gently pressed by separate batches in our Diemme Velvet bladder press. The Chardonnay and Riesling were the first grapes to be picked and processed for their acidity and freshness. The Vidal grapes were next picked with rich and ripe flavours without compromising the acidity and balance. Finally, the Gewürztraminer was last to be harvested with intense fruit flavours and concentration. Each batch was gently pressed, then cold settled in tank before the clean juice was racked off, kept separate and inoculated for alcoholic fermentation. Each grape variety received a specific yeast selected to enhance the varietal character and to preserve fruitiness and freshness. When the fermentation is complete the wines are preserved and the blending trials begin. Once the final blend is chosen, the exact percentage of each variety is proportionately added to the blending tank to create the final wine. The House White blend is then cold stabilized, bentonite clay fined and filtered before bottling.
Very pale straw with a clear hue.
Very floral, fruity and perfumed aromatics. Underlying notes of tropical fruit, Granny Smith apple, honeysuckle, flowers and a hint of musky spice round out this fruity blend.
This House White blend has the same fruit-driven intensity on the palate as on the nose. Fresh, clean and fleshy citrus and tropical fruits fill the mouth as the wine enters. A plethora of many fruit flavours, melon musk and a hint of herbs and spice complete the palate. This is a balanced, fruit-driven, off-dry wine with texture, a medium body and a medium finish.