2017 Lady Slipper
Named for the wild orchid that grows so abundantly on the Avon Peninsula, this wine is crafted from Leon Millot, it reveals notes of cherry, cranberry, and orange zest.
Grape: 90% Leon Millot, 8% Marquette, 2% Pinot Noir
The 2017 growing season started off fairly typical. Spring and summer delivered a little more rain than usual but the growing season was otherwise on par with most of the last decade. A particularly warm fall, with many warm nights through October and in to November, led to an above average level of ripeness in the grapes as well as lower than usual acidity.
This wine was fermented in stainless steel to maintain clean fruit flavours. The wine is fresh and crisp with a balancing sweetness. Produced from a blend of grapes grown on a rocky mountainside vineyard near Middleton, Lady Slipper was fermented with three different yeasts, and is a blend of dry and sweet (stalled) ferments, to help build a more complex rosé.
On the nose this wine shows notes of cherry, cranberry, raspberry, and orange zest, with cinnamon spice, and river-stone mineral. The palate is fresh and crisp, with red fruit and savoury spice. The wine has a nice balance between sweetness and acidity with a very clean yet subtle finish.
Suggested Food Pairings:
An easy drinking wine on its own, this wine also pairs well with turkey, pork, mild cheese, and nice weather.
Total Acidity: 10.5g/L
Residual Sugar: 29.0g/L
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