2017 Wildass White

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$19.75
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Currently available at Vintages LCBO

Tropical, exotic aromatics are met with verve and fresh tension on the attack. A vibrant, lively white wine with intrigue, depth and memorable mouthfeel. Great for sipping and savouring with global flavours and hints of spice.

Growing Conditions

2017 began with above average winter temperatures and low snow precipitation. Spring was timely with bud-break occurring the week of May 8. Cooler, damp temperatures began soon after however and remained through the height of the growing season. Fortunately, an even flowering mid-June was not hindered by these conditions. Extra attention to cluster thinning and leaf plucking was taken to ensure high quality fruit. Fortuitously, summer weather seemed to start in September and carried through the warmest October in a decade. The total number of growing degree days soared during these two months allowing for delayed, but optimal ripeness. Perfect harvest conditions held through November. After the ong and dry autumn, a sudden cold snap in mid-December allowed for an early pick of Icewine.

Details

Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Riesling
Chardonnay
Viognier
Vintage
2017
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
11.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2019 - 2022
Cooperage
31% in neutral French oak │ 93 days