White Blend, "Irrévérence", Pearl Morissette
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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

White Blend, "Irrévérence", Pearl Morissette - 2018

Item # 44672 750mL

A blend of Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, and Riesling sourced from separate vineyards around the Niagara Escarpment. This truly irreverent wine from François Morissette sees the classically Burgundian-trained winemaker go off piste. The Chardonnay is fermented and aged in foudre. Some of the Riesling and Gewürztraminer were aged on the skins in qvevri for 6 months. A portion of the remaining grapes were had noble rot, and were fermented to total dryness. This mix of classical and natural position François between these two worlds. Pair with Tourtière!

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