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Connect Organic White VQA by Southbrook Vineyards 2017

Connect Organic White VQA

by Southbrook Vineyards 2017

Producer : Southbrook Vineyards

Region : Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Tasting Notes

"This eclectic blend—Vidal, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc—punches well above the price. Delicate aromas of melon, pit fruit and citrus introduce a tapestry of flavour with lemon pie filling and tangy lime cordial mingling with crisp green apple. It’s light-medium bodied with good mouth feel and delicious lip-smacking finish and aftertaste. A sipper for sure, it has the balance and depth to pour well with charcuterie, soft cheese and a baguette." 

4 1/2 out of 5 stars - WineCurrent.com

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Southbrook Vineyards
Region Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 9.9% alc. / vol.
Style Fresh and crisp whites
Vintage 2017
Farming Method Organic
Grapes 21% Chardonnay, 12% Riesling, 9% Sauvignon Blanc, 58% Vidal
Wine Type White
Price of Case $94.50

The Producer

Southbrook Vineyards

Bill and Marilyn Redelmeier, seasoned agriculturalists in Ontario, have a deep-rooted connection to the local food scene. Initially, they ran Southbrook Farms as a bustling on-site market and a spot where you could pick your own produce in Richmond Hill, ON. Their journey took a vinous turn in 1991 when they ventured into the realm of winemaking, setting up a small-scale winery. To craft their premium VQA wines, they carefully selected grapes from vineyards in Niagara.

In 2005, with guidance from Ann Sperling, now the Director of Winemaking and Viticulture, the Redelmeier family seized the opportunity to acquire a prime 74-acre plot nestled in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Later, they expanded their domain by adding another 75 acres from a neighbouring property. This expansion allowed them to create pastures and barns for their resident flock of sheep. In 2008, the doors to their LEED-Gold, award-winning hospitality pavilion swung open, marking Southbrook Vineyards as Canada’s inaugural winery certified both organic and biodynamic.

Throughout their stewardship, Southbrook has steadfastly eschewed chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, opting instead for a more holistic approach. Embracing biodynamic practices, they view the vineyard as an integral part of a self-sustaining ecosystem. Soil fertility is maintained through solar-powered means, with grazers like sheep converting pasture into vital nutrients. This commitment has transformed the property into a haven for biodiversity, teeming with wildlife, pollinators, and ingredients for biodynamic preparations. Coupled with the favourable conditions of the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation and clay-rich soils, Southbrook's careful cultivation yields distinctive wines, including Chardonnay, Semillon, and a range of red Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, along with Syrah.

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