VQA Vinemount Ridge
When I met Theo and visited his vineyard in the fall of 2011, I was stunned. In such a difficult growing season, he was able to keep a picture-perfect vineyard. Over the past five years I’ve come to know that every vine in that vineyard is meticulously hand-tended to by the Procyshyn family. The vineyard is a perfect location for the cool-climate varieties that grow so well there, and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the amount of work that a family can put into a vineyard, true stewards of the land. In 2015 we kept a small plot of Riesling vines from the Procyshyn Vineyard separate from our other Riesling blocks. Thoroughly impressed by its character – it’s balance, texture, and the way it spoke to the vineyard and the family who tended it – we bottled the wine on its own as a tribute, a thank you, to Theo and his family.
sourced from the Procyshyn Vineyard high atop the Escarpment in the Vinemount Ridge sub-appellation – a cooler site ideal for Riesling in Niagara. Grapes were gently pressed, settled, and fermented at cold temperature in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine was cold stabilized, sterile filtered and bottled.
Pale gold in colour with ripe citrus aromas – orange, lime and grapefruit filling the nose. Incredible depth of flavour and great texture, with bracing acidity balanced by a touch of residual sweetness on the palate.