2020 Petillant Naturel
100% Muscat Ottonel
Marianne Hill (Beamsville Bench) – 95%
Bock Vineyard (St. David’s Bench) – 5%
The grapes were harvested on September 21st of 2020. The fruit was gently pressed into a stainless steel tank and allowed to settle for 2 days. It was racked off the heavy lees from pressing and started fermenting shortly after. We bottled this wine while fermenting to create the source of carbon dioxide in the bottle.
The intense aromatics of this wine leap from the glass, lifted by beautiful, creamy bubbles. Explosive aromas of fresh mandarin orange, meyer lemon, fresh ginger, and notions of nutmeg and honeysuckle immediately engage the olfactory senses. The palate echoes the nose, but also brings in mango, lychee and rose-petal with the light citrus and floral components wisping through the background. A rich mouthfeel is brought on with this warmer vintage as well as the lees in bottle. This wine is wonderful right now but can age for 1-3 years.
Please serve well chilled. Pour immediately.