Sight: Golden, slightly bronzed medium yellow
Nose: Ripe grapefruit, peach, and melon with white floral notes along with some tropical spice
Palate: Elegance around this dry wine with flavours of pineapple, white citrus and peach. A great balance of freshness and richness on the mid palate leading to a sense of sweetness. The finish is long with lots of lemon and lime notes.
(Blend – 2019 fRONTENAC Gris 50% ~ 2020 La Crescent 50%)
Harvest Date: October 23rd, 2019 Harvest Yield: 1.192/ 1.297 Tonnes
Brix at Harvest: 21.5/ 18.9 Case Yield: 103
Harvest Type: Hand Bottled On: April 21st, 2021
Barrel Aging: Frontenac Gris spent 385 days in oak
2019 Frontenac Gris
2020 La Crescent
Vineyard Information: Our Frontenac Gris (12 Rows planted in 2017) and our La Crescent (11 Rows planted in 2018) from the West Vineyard, were used in this initial “St. Joe’s White” blend. Frontenac Gris grapes tend to darken and take on a “pinkish hue” later in the season and to the untrained eye, one may assume they are a red varietal. Each variety had a great Vintage in their respective years. The Frontenac Gris was the first of our Whites to be Oak Aged. In future Vintages, we will be showcasing each of these varieties solo to help hone in on the details of each Block year to year with their respective influence from that growing season. Year to Year, the St. Joe’s White Blend will evolve to our winemakers palate and to what may best represent it.