Irreverence, 2017, Niagara

Irreverence, 2017, Niagara

Vendor
Pearl Morissette
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$50.00
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Cuvée: Irreverence 
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer
Fermentation: Skin-Fermented, Native
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula VQA
Region, Country: Niagara, Canada
Alcohol: 12.5%
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Francois Morissette

Tech Notes

Francois Morissette is one of the most creative and uncompromising producers making wine in Canada. His Irrévérence Blanc is a new cuvée exploring skin contact aromatic white grapes. 64% Riesling, 22% Chardonnay, and 14% Gewurztraminer, each of these grapes was fermented separately and using very different methods. The Riesling was fermented in stainless steel, the Chardonnay was fermented in concrete and spent 6 months in foudre, and the Gewurztraminer was fermented on the skins in qvevri for six months. After blending, another three months were spent in foudre before the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The Gewurztraminer marks its territory with light, delicate tannins and a distinct but not overbearing floral aroma, and the Riesling gives fantastic citric energy and tension. The Chardonnay insinuates itself more subtly, lending a certain breadth of texture, a structural elegance, and ephemeral wisps of orchard fruits to the long finish. This is a perfect aperitif wine that is taking the wine bars of Toronto by storm. Andrew Farquhar