Vintage & Viticulture
2014 vintage started with 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.
A November picking of the Vidal grapes provides natural sugars in the wine for the production of a sweeter table wine. Great acidity is the wines defining characteristic and has made one of its parents Ugni Blanc(trebbiano) famous in cognac.
Aromas of peach and pear, delicate floral notes of apple blossom and honey. Sweet peach and Anjou pear on the palate. With acidity that is as fresh and lively as this a great patio sipper.
Pair with salads, zesty cheeses like blue or spicy stir fries. Enjoy after a meal with fruit based desserts.
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.