Primesautier, 2021, Niagara

Primesautier, 2021, Niagara

Pearl Morissette

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Pearl Morissette 2021 releases are currently available for pre-order, and will be released for delivery and pick-up Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Cuvée: Primesautier
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): Gamay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: Native
Appellation: Four Mile Creek VQA
Region, Country: Niagara, Canada
Alcohol: 11.0%
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Francois Morissette

2021 Primesautier is a blend of 43% Gamay from Redfoot Vineyard, 30% Pinot Noir from 19th Str. Vineyard and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon from Redfoot vineyard. The fruit was hand-harvested respectively on September 30th (GAM), September 21st (PN) and November 3rd (CS) 2021 and hand- sorted. The PN and the CS were processed as 100% destemmed fruit, fermented in large oak vessels and then aged in stainless steel tanks.The Gamay was fermented as 100% whole-cluster in large concrete vessels and aged in an old oak foudre. The wines aged separately for 6 months before being blended and returned for further 2 month aging in concrete and stainless steel.

2021 Primesautier was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on May 12th, 2022.