Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery 2010
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A lovely, floral blend of 49% Chardonnay, 29% Riesling, 17% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Musque grapes. A profusion of peach blossom on the nose. Great aperitif or companion to seafood and salads.
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|2010 Sand & Gravel York Road |
Blend: 49% Chardonnay, 29% Riesling, 17% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Musque
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula
Sugar Code: 0, 4.2 g/L residual sugar
Cases Produced: 863
Release Date: October 2011
Notes from the Winemaker
Weighted Brix at Harvest: 20.52°
Oak: neutral French oak
Bottled: June 2011
Eye: Pale Lemon
Palate: Lime, orange, starfruit, hints of barrel notes
Acidity: Lively (very food friendly)
Finish: Very clean with lemon/lime notes
Drink: Now until 2014
Ravine’s second white assemblage takes a tasty step forward with this release. A wonderfully aromatic white with enough structure to make it hearty yet still maintain its fresh and easygoing drinkability.
About Ravine Vineyard
A 34 acre Estate farm whose origins date back to 1867 as a tender fruit farm. Established as an Estate Winery in late 2008, Ravine is a Wine Council of Ontario recognized sustainable winery, focusing on ultra premium wines. The Estate property is biodynamically farmed, producing certified organic grapes while sourced grapes are carefully selected from local growing partners. Winemakers Peter Gamble and Shauna White have developed an elegant portfolio of Bordeaux reds and Burgundian whites showcasing the uniqueness of Ravine’s terroir.
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.