2017 HUNGRY POINT WHITE

2017 HUNGRY POINT WHITE

22.95

VQA PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

ESTATE GROWN AND BOTTLED

750 mL

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Estate Vineyards

Most of our focus here at Rosehall Run revolves around creating great single varietal expressions from our 25 acres of vines here on the stony clay that locals euphemistically call Hungry Point. But now and again it’s worth looking at the bounty we are given by Mother Earth and reimagining her intent. The 2017 vintage provided that bounty. In fact, it provided us with the largest crop we have ever harvested here at Rosehall Run as our new plantings of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc reached full production.  So, it afforded me the opportunity to take some of this fruit and blend it with some of our original Chardonnay Musqué, planted in 2002, and a dash of our Muscat Ottonel to create this charming little sliver of ‘Countyness’ for you.

Winemaking

This cuvée is 51% Sauvignon Blanc, 26% Chardonnay Musqué, 18% Pinot Gris and 5% Muscat carried by crisp acidity and a barely off-dry (6 g/L RS) character. Those of you who fondly remember our early Sullyzwicker Whites of yesteryear will find this wine a welcome throwback to our original white blend last crafted in 2011.

Critical Acclaim

“This intriguing blend of 51% sauvignon blanc, 26% chardonnay musqué, 18% pinot gris and 5% muscat offers an aromatic nose of stone fruit, melon and citrus woven with pretty floral notes and a touch of white pepper. Hinting at off-dry, the medium-light bodied palate delivers candied lemon peel, ripe red apple, and a tropical fruit flavour through the medium-length, refreshing finish. This would pair nicely with an asparagus and lemon zest quiche.” Lisa Isabelle, winecurrent.ca 

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