Pearl Morissette 'Oxyde' 2018, Niagara

Pearl Morissette 'Oxyde' 2018, Niagara

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Cuvée: Oxyde
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Riesling
Fermentation: Native
Appellation: Lincoln Lakeshore VQA
Region, Country: Niagara, Canada
Alcohol: 12%
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Francois Morissette

2018 Oxyde is 100% Riesling from Redfoot Vineyard in Lincoln Lakeshore. It was harvested on November 29th  and 30th and entered the press as 100% whole bunches.

Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded slowly and steadily in one old foudres without any temperature control and sulphur additions, and was completed in late March 2019. The wine was aged on its primary lees in its fermentation vessel and without racking for a total 16 months.

2018 Oxyde was bottled unfiltered and unfined on May 4th, 2020.