Trail Estate Winery
“Brisbois’s ORNG wine is one of the benchmarks for the style in Ontario. As trippy as it gets. I suggest decanting this wine to let the funk blow off (unless that’s your thing and don’t mind), but under the funk there is some interesting dried apricot notes, marmalade, lychee nut, marzipan, umami, and nectarine notes. It’s fully dry with evident tannins and complexity on the palate followed by citrus rind, earthy/savoury notes, dried orange peel and a tangy, bright finish.”
Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com
50% Riesling, 35% Gewürztraminer and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. The skins were left in contact with the wine for ~8 months — 254 days to be exact.
Fruit was destemmed and fermented naturally in vertical stainless steel tanks. During fermentation the cap was punched down twice daily until it started to weaken. Tanks were then sealed tight for several months. Pressed after ~8 months on skins. Aged in neutral oak for ~2 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a minute amount of sulphur added (10ppm).
Begins with aromatics of candied oranges and eucalyptus followed by incredibly fresh mushroom on the nose. Well-integrated tannins meet with juicy acidity and deliver a dried apricot finish.
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Cases Produced: 127
Grower: Ed Hughes Vineyard, Glen Elgin Vineyard
Harvested: September 2020
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