|This wine is available via LCBO Private Ordering from Profile Wine Group.|
Tasting Notes: The nose on this wine has aromas of white peach, caramel and citrus. The full bodied palate has gentle spices with hints of cantalope, honeydew melon and vanilla. The minerality is silky and seductive with great balanced acidity. Drinkability: 2009-2016
Winemaking Notes: The wine was 100% barrel-fermented to enhance the fruit's unusually rich and complex flavours. After whole-cluster pressing, the juice was racked into 26 % new French oak barrels for primary fermentation induced by native yeasts. The entire lot remained on the lees for 10 months
before racking, blending and bottling. Tonnelleries: François Frêres, Damy, Seguin Moreau. Oak types: Allier, Vosges, and
the 2008 growing season started with intense storms, but quickly disappeared by spring as the valley received about about 60% of normal rainfall. The spring produced one of the longest frost periods of the last 30 years with over 21 days at below freezing and caused many sleepless nights. A cold spring turned to triple digit heat in early summer. From a season that might have set
a larger than normal crop, after the fruit set, fewer clusters with smaller berries appeared to be the norm. A week-long heat spell in early September ratcheted up the picking and all fruit decided to be ready at once. Overall, the 2008 crop will have lower yields, but will be of the highest quality.