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The Lenny Pinot Grigio, 2021

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2021 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 11.7% ALC/VOL
Pinot Gris

Vinification: 100% Estate Grown fruit. A hot growing season allowed for these grapes to be harvested in late September. After being pressed into stainless steel, the juice went through a slow and cold ferment with some light lees contact post fermentation. Fined and filtered before being bottled in early 2024.

Tasting notes: Lemon zest, gooseberry and green apple are all evident on the nose which hint toward the bright acidity of this wine. With a dry palate, the green apple and just ripe pear are clearly on display creating a vibrant clean and crisp Pinot Grigio.

Serving suggestions: Brie, Camembert and other rich, soft cheeses; risotto, especially with fresh peas or asparagus; pasta Cacio e Pepe; quiche or other egg dishes; grilled pork or poultry

Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/L

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The 2021 vintage was a featured wine in July 2024's Wine Club packages.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: VQA Vinemount Ridge
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/L
Cases Produced: 200

Appearance: Almost water white.
Nose: Minerally, peach pit nose.
Palate: Light-bodied, crisply dry. Green plum flavour.
Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Drink now.

Food Pairing: Seared scallops with jalapeño vinaigrette, risotto primavera, chicken in white wine sauce, soft and mild triple crème cheeses, and pizza with ham, asparagus, and ricotta.

From the winemaker: The Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio come from the same vineyard parcel of estate fruit within the Vinemount Ridge appellation here at Sue-Ann Staff. The vintage dictates what style of Pinot Gris/Grigio are made. In cooler years like 2014, 2017, and 2021, a Pinot Grigio style was vinified emulating Northern Italian Pinot Grigios being light bodied, elegant, and dry with moderate alcohol. This 2021 Pinot Grigio is exactly that.

My Great Great Uncles Lenny and Louie were quite a pair being two brothers born 11 months apart within the same calendar year. It seemed appropriate to name these wines, crafted quite differently yet from the same vineyard, after them.