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Pearl Morissette

Pearl Morissette - Oxyde, Riesling, Niagara (2021)

Pearl Morissette - Oxyde, Riesling, Niagara (2021)

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Very full bodied riesling. With a zesty and focused palate with very high acidity, this wine is layered and nuanced. Baked green apple pie, sea shell, green olive and a slightly fino sherry vibe. 

REGION Canada > Niagara
GRAPE(S) Riesling
ABV 12%
FEATURES Low intervention, Natural, Vegan

Pearl Morissette started in 2007 and has become a reference point for high quality and innovative wines. It is a collaboration between winegrower François Morissette and Mel Pearl. 

The farm in Twenty Mile Bench is largely planted in very close spacing (1.2m x 0.9m) to promote competition and mitigate Niagara's rich, fertile soils.

However, humidity in Niagara's infamous hot, soupy climate means this spacing comes with risk and so the winery adapts by trellising the fruit wire higher than normal (60cm instead of 30-40cm). 

Most fermentations are undertaken in concrete and aging in concrete, old founders and amphora. Sulphur use is minimal.

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