Grape Variety: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay Musqué,
Category: White Wine
Appellation: Winery & LCBO Vintages
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Format: 750 mL
Producer: 13th Street Winery
Alcohol: 12% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Light straw in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.
Positives: I love the nose on this wine. It reminds me of late spring with all the flowers in bloom and freshly cut grass. Not surprising as the 3 major grape varietals are all very aromatic. The taste is just as wonderful with a myriad of layers from lychee, to peach & pear to grassy. This wine has a nice long length.
Negatives: Found a slight bitterness and heat like radicchio & radish on the finish.
Interesting Things: This is a blend of 6 grapes and they all seem to come out in this wine one way or another, either through the nose or taste. The Chardonnay Musqué is an aromatic clone of Chardonnay also known as Wente. (Yes same as the California Winery. Rumour has it they are credited with the clone). The varietal are: 32.4% Riesling, 24.8% Gewurztraminer, 21.6% Musqué, 7.7% Semillon, 7.7% Pinot Gris & 5.8 % Sauvignon Blanc.
Drink now on its own or pair it with angel hair with olive oil, cracked pepper and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Tasted: 30 Sept 2011
Score: 9.5/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 18.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine 4