Pearl Morissette - Irrévérence

Pearl Morissette - Irrévérence

PEARL MORISSETTE

A completely unique product from a vigneron pursuing every avenue of experimentation. This cuvée is a blend of three wines, one skin fermented in qvevri, one in stainless and one in concrete. Blended, allowed to rest for almost 9 months, unfiltered and unfined. After playing with macerating white varietals, this blend represents the consensus of those trials. Textural, mildly tannic, sweet stone fruit with hints of bergamot, lovely aromatic intensity, and every type of tree fruit I know of. A gem. An adventure. A pleasure.
Region:

ontario

Appellation:

niagara-peninsula

Variety / Blend:

64% Riesling, 22% Chardonnay and 14% Gewurztraminer

Colours:

orange/amber

Bottles Produced:

22800

Vineyard and Vine Age:

Pearl Morissette Home Vineyards; with the average age of the wines 6-20 years

Climate:

Pannonian (Carpathian), continential influence

Soils:

sandy, red clay

Farming:

Organic, Biodynamic

Styles:

still

Filtered:

0

Liquor Connect Product Listing:
Altitude:

50 - 150 metres

Fermentation:

The Gewurztraminer was fermented on skins in qvevri for a total of 6 months, the Riesling was fermented in stainless steel, while the Chardonnay was fermented in concrete and spent a total of 6 months of élévage in foudre.

Ageing:

The wine was blended in May 2017. After an additional 3 months of élévage, 2017 Irrévérence was bottled unfined and unfiltered on August 20th, 2018.

Vegan:

yes