Vintage & Viticulture
2014 vintage started with a below norm temperatures from January to April. May came in with more normal temperatures and allowed the vines to settle in. Most of the summer was cooler and wetter which resulted in slow and steady maturation. August and September was back to normal temperatures and allowed the fruit to ripen. Harvest was as late as 10 days.
The Grapes were harvested Oct. 22th.. Grapes were crushed and pressed and selected yeast was used for the fermentation. The fermentation was kept around 12 degrees Celsius to maintain aromatics and crisp acidity. The fermentation was completed in 10 days and further aged in stainless steel tanks. This variety continues to impress us as the vines age.
Gracious floral and herbal notes on the nose with flavours of apple, honey and grapefruit on the palate. The wine also has a rich minerality and refreshing finish.
Pair with shellfish like scallops and clams or fritto misto calamari. Also great for vegetarian dishes or mild flavoured white fish such as sole or tilapia.
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.