2018 Inniskillin Discovery Series Botrytis Affected Viognier 375ml
2018 Inniskillin Discovery Series Botrytis Affected Viognier 375ml
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Niagara Peninsula
Acid
6.86 g/L
pH
3.4
Residual Sugar
106 g/L
Alcohol %
10.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes

The grapes for this very unique and rare wine were hand selected from our Brae Burn Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake. Botrytis is a “noble rot” that penetrates the grape skin and thus concentrates the juice for a higher natural sweetness. This rich, concentrated wine displays flavours of orange, apricot and peach with the sweetness of honey and a touch of hazelnut.

Vineyard Notes
A slow start to the growing season did not hold the 2018 vintage back. Cool temperatures in April quickly shifted to very warm day in May and the vines took off. The following months, through the summer continued to be perfectly ideal for grape growing, with plenty of hot, dry, sunny days. The above average temperatures did not change much approaching harvest season, in fact they were coupled with humidity and rain forcing an early start to picking, with the first grapes arriving at the winery Aug 30th. We experienced some Botrytis in the Viognier blocks but managed to avoid rot elsewhere. Luckily there were enough dry days in the following months that all varieties were brought in by early November at optimal quality.
Production Notes
The grapes for this very unique and rare wine were hand selected from our Brae Burn Vineyard in Niagara on the Lake. Botrytis is a “noble rot” that penetrates the grape skin and thus concentrates the juice for a higher natural sweetness. Gently crushed and pressed, the juice was allowed to cold settle for 48 hours before racking off to a stainless steel tank. Fermented cool at an average temperature of 14 C for 22 days, the wine was then chilled down to retain the balance of the natural sugars and acids.
Winemaker Notes
This rich, concentrated wine displays flavours of orange , apricot and peach with the sweetness of honey and a touch of hazelnut.
Food Pairing Notes
Have as an aperitif or dessert wine! Excellent with a cheese course accompanied by pepper jelly, honey or ginger chutney; honeyed pears; buttermilk sabayon; Asian cuisine with moderate heat.

Product Reviews

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Brianna
(Nov 25, 2016 at 7:41 AM)
This is my FAVOURITE wine ever! The flavour is so unique and crisp. I've even saved some bottles for my future wedding .