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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SOUTHBROOK
Fairly deep orange colour. Slightly spicy, faintly honeyed, citrusy, orange nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, spicy, tangy, citrus, orange flavours with a lingering, fairly high-acid finish. Has 9.8% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. TONY ASPLER / 87.5-points - Coppery-gold colour; spicy, floral nose of dried apricots; medium-bodied, dry, perfumed, tangerine flavour with a slightly bitter, tannic finish. Only available as a Vintages Online Exclusive at vintages.com/orange CSPC 628065
Type White Table Wine
Agent Sou Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Tangy, Spicy
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: Time on skins: 25 days. Handpicked clusters of estate biodynamic vidal vineyard were foot trodden to crush about 1/3 of the berries and wild fermented for 25 days (with stems), with full malolactic fermentation and bottling without filtration. No additives of any kind were used. The original Ontario Orange, Ann Sperling has found a marvelous way to coax a maximum of flavor out of vidal (short of freezing it for Icewine), easily the most engaging dry version of the variety made. The depth of flavor is surprising considering less than 10% alcohol, but it's a marvel of dried orchard fruit, orange marmalade and savoury-herbal notes, redolent of bergamot, English Breakfast tea, lavender, sage and dried roses. There's a pleasant bit of grip on the palate, lightly dusty, with excellent length. Score - 92 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, June 30, 2017) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 13, 2018
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