Production: 340 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 49.1% Vidal, 21.5% Riesling, 20.6% Chardonnay, 6.0% Gewürztraminer, 2.9% Muscat Ottonel
Vineyard Designation: Sourced from Niagara Peninsula
Vine Age: 5-20 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 2017 House White grapes were gently pressed by separate batches in our Diemme Velvet bladder press. The Muscat grapes were the first to pick for their intense aromas and flavours. The Chardonnay and Riesling were the second 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 Gewurztraminer 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 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.
Fruity, floral and perfumed aromatics. A medley of citrus and tropical fruits and honey burst from the glass. Subtle tree fruits and a hint of musky spice round out the aromas on this fruity blend.
This white blend has the same fruit driven intensity on the palate as on the nose. Fresh, clean and balanced flavours of fleshy citrus and tropical fruits fill the mouth as the wine enters. A plethora of many fruit flavours, orange, lemon, pineapple, guava and a touch of mango complete the palate. Layers upon layers of fruit are shown in this blend. Secondary flavours of honey, flowers, apricot and mango are underlying on this light-med bodied, easy-drinking wine. This off-dry wine is refreshing with balanced acidity that lingers on the finish and is a great everyday style wine that is great on its own or with light foods.