2020 Black Sheep Riesling VQA
Silver Medal – Wine Align
We make wine with sheep. Our eco – friendly approach to vineyard management includes a roving flock that munches on grapevine leaves. The sheep feed on the leaves thus exposing the Riesling grape clusters – which the sheep ignore – to sunlight. This brings about healthier grapes with enhanced ripeness.
The fruit was handpicked, hand sorted, whole bunch pressed and kept on the lees for about a month. It shows beautiful and pure aromas of lime, lemon blossom, green apple and a subtle ginger note. There’s a playful tug of sweet and tart lime/grapefruit on the palate with apple skin and ginger accents on bright, vibrant finish.
“The 2020 Black Sheep Riesling nails the accessible style and appeals to wine newbies and connoisseurs. It’s something you could literally pour for anyone in the room. From its enticing fragrance of sugared lime to the explosive flavours of lime sorbet with traces of salt, stone and lime zest, this wine delivers immediate and easy pleasure.” Carolyn Evans Hammond – 93 Points
Available at the winery and at approx. 225 LCBO stores throughout the province as a “Vintages Essential” (#80234). Price includes $.20 refundable bottle deposit. Case of 12: $229.80