June’s Vineyard is a unique site with significant quantities of decomposed yellow limestone amongst the clay loam soils giving the wines an extra dimension of stony minerality on top of the ripe fruit and flowery aromas. Named after one of the owner’s of the winery, this site which was planted in 1999 continues to deliver exceptional Riesling and Chardonnay making two of the most distinctive wines in our portfolio. Clone 49 Riesling is an old clone which was popular in Alsace, France for many years. It’s trademarks are exceptional fruit and floral character with an appealing green herbal note in young wines. We continue to work very hard to capture the very best expression of this site vintage after vintage.
Bright green lemon hue. This nose is gorgeous – classic youthful June’s character with lime, flint stone, smoke and subtle grassy, herbal notes adding complexity. The nose almost hints of marine influence as if echos of ancient Lake Iroquois still resonate. Incredible mouthfeel. Dry to just off-dry with vibrant acidity surrounded by peach and citrus fruit flavours. Remarkably rich with savory grapefruit pith, lovage and verbena and an appealing touch of astringency in the wet clay flavoured finish. Highly recommended with fresh summer veggies, feta cheese, poached fish and shellfish with Thai, other east Asian spicing or rubbed with green olive pesto, chimichurri or gremolata.
Rick Vansickle WinesinNiagara.com
“I know, a hefty score, but it’s worth every single point. This took me by surprise, such a beautiful Riesling from vines planted to Clone 49 in June’s Vineyard with 10 g/l of residual sugar. The nose is redolent in grapefruit, green tea, citrus and a lovely vein of minerality, earth and ginger. This is an exotic and unique expression of Niagara Riesling with swirling grapefruit-citrus on the palate, marzipan, white peppery notes and vineyard-inspired ginger through a fresh and vibrant finish. Stunning, really.”