Aromas of exotic tropical fruits, marmalade, grapefruit, lime cordial, lychee and ginger. It is ticklish sweet on the palate, but balanced by acidity. Lovely notes of honey, tropical fruits, candied citrus rinds and lychee-ginger, with a long finish.
Gewürztraminer’s homeland lies in the foothills of the Alps. It is a pink grape, just like Pinot Gris/Grigio, that also grows really well in cooler climates. The variety is inherently bursting with bright aromatics of lychee and rose petals. While sometimes it can be perceived as a sweeter variety, its naturally heightened acidity and alcohol content can create seamlessly balanced and complex aromatic wines. Muscat Ottonel is easier to cultivate in cooler climates than the other Muscats (there are 200+ different varieties of muscat alone!). It ripens late and is sensitive to noble rot, which makes it a prime candidate for creating rich dessert wines. It often shows intense aromatics of flowers and orange peel.
Officially identified in 2007 as a VQA appellation of origin, Prince Edward County is separated from the mainland by the Bay of Quinte at Belleville and is completely surrounded by the waters of Lake Ontario. The soils and microclimates of the County, coupled with an all-pervading limestone base, provide an ideal growing environment for cool-climate grapes.
Grown under the fastidiously watchful eyes of vineyard owner Robert Nedelko and Dan Sullivan, these vines, now approaching thirty years of age, are a magnificent display of the greatness of Ontario terroir.
Both the Gewürztraminer and Muscat were harvested late to reach their peak ripeness. The varieties are then co-fermented cold and slow in stainless steel vats.