Sold Out - 2016 Skin-Ferment Field Blend

Trail Estate Winery

Sold Out - 2016 Skin-Ferment Field Blend
  • $45.00

The grapes in this wine come from several smaller plots in the Trail Estate
Vineyard and fermented entirely with skins-on. Consisting of 60% Geisenheim, 24% Riesling and 16% Gewürztraminer — with the exact ratio determined by whatever the harvest is in a given year. This is very much a field blend! Harvested first, the Geisenheim was wild-fermented on skins until dryness. Next, the Riesling grapes were harvested and crushed whole-cluster. These grapes were layered on the bottom of a tank and Gewürztraminer was destemmed on top. The already fermented Geisenheim was added on top of the Riesling and Gewürztraminer. It was pressed in a small basket press at the end of fermentation.   
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Aromatically complex wine with layers of orange and lemon zest. Light tannic structure from skin and stem contact and a strong acid backbone make this wine the perfect aperitif.
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Cases Produced: 25
Winemaker: Mackenzie Brisbois
Grower: Trail Estate
Harvested: Sept 9 (Geis.), Sept 24 (Riesling), Sept 25 (Gew.), 2016
Yields: Approx. 0.5 Tonnes/Acre
Brix: 19.0
Sugar Level: <5g/L
Alcohol: 10.5%
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ONTARIO-WIDE SHIPPING: 1-12 Bottles: $15; 13-24 Bottles: $20

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