2019 Exclamation Pinot Grigio
Although 2019 was a rainy and cool year reduced crop yields for whites enabled some very good quality fruit. Grapes like Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer fared well. Rains lessened later in the season. It was a season where all varieties stayed on the vine longer than usual to balance PH, Acidity, and Brix. In the fall there was an unusual early frost that hit the later maturing grapes increasing sugar levels. Good or fair would be an accurate assessment with some interesting characters for the fruit.
A dry, barrel fermented white wine with a bountiful aroma and complex character. Aromas flood the nose with such delicate floral overtones coupled with elegant characters reminiscent of flint, green apples, lemon rind and grapefruit with a thread of minerality. These sensations carry through to the palate which is full of pear and peach with grapefruit, granny smith apples, with a tinge of oak and a buttery, rich finish. This Pinot Grigio is bone dry, yet a slight lushness is apparent due to the natural fruit sweetness. Enjoy with all meals of poultry, pork, light cream sauces and starters, or on its own.
Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Blend: 100% Pinot Grigio
Aging: 12 months French oak
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Residual Sugar: 2.3g/L
Cellar capacity: Now till 2025+