Primesautier, 2020, Niagara

Primesautier, 2020, 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 Thursday June 3rd.

Cuvée: Primesautier
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Lemberger
Fermentation: Native
Appellation: Four Mile Creek VQA
Region, Country: Niagara, Canada
Alcohol: 12.5%
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Francois Morissette

Svetzy's Tastys:

Explosive, lush and indulgent - three of at least a hundred adjectives we can reel off about this Lemberger wine. This is a satiating wine of immense pleasure. The waves of spicy dark fruit on the nose and the palate are both powerful and ebullient. The mouthfeel is glossy and creaseless with an energy that pulses through in bursts of hedonism. It is a truly unapologetic bottle with a distinct and original character and we have our new best friend - Lemberger - to thank for it.

Vinification & Élevage:

2020 Primesautier is made with Lemberger from Knizat vineyard in NOTL. The fruit was hand-harvested on September 28th, 2020; hand sorted and processedRosé Wine as 100% destemmed fruit. It fermented in large concrete tanks where fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily and completed by October 27th, 2020. The wine was aged in its fermentation vessels for 6 weeks and moved to 3000lt old oak foudres for an additional 5 months of aging on lees. 2020 Primesautier was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on May 19th, 2021.