Vintage & Viticulture
2015 came in with some unusually and at times brutally cold weather. By April/May the weather normalized and June gave us plenty of rain. The growing season gave us hope with sunny warm weather which ran into harvest time. This allowed us to get good maturation of fruit.
Grapes were harvested on October 7, 2015. Ripe, clean fruit was crushed, pressed and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. The fermentation lasted a typical 10 days and the wine underwent 100% Malo-lactic conversion. The resultant wine was aged in a mix of Stainless steel and oak barriques. The final cuvee consisted of 70% stainless aged and 30% barrique aged.
This wine offers aromas and flavours of apple, pear with nuances of citrus as well as vanilla notes due to ageing in oak. The texture is creamy with a nice balanced acidity.
Pair with salmon, crab and grilled shrimp. This wine will also match well with chicken, cream sauces and patés.
Shipping charges in Canada range from $30.00 to $50.00 per 12 bottles (case). Reif Estate online orders are available to Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Manitoba addresses only. You must be 19 or older to order and must be available to sign for your order with proper identification. Wine cannot legally be left without a signature, therefore we strongly recommend delivery to a work address. If you are for any reason dissatisfied with one of our products, please contact us. For orders outside of Ontario please contact the winery at orders [at] reifwinery.com.