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Therianthropy - Odi X, Zweigelt Dornfelder, Niagara (2022)

Therianthropy - Odi X, Zweigelt Dornfelder, Niagara (2022)

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Woodsy, pine and cedar undergrowth, brambly blackberry, campfire, inky, lavender, rose and leather. The palate is all lean and tart fruit. Pomegranate, mulberry and sour blueberry. This is a bit crunchy, a bit velvety and dangerously drinkable! Luckily, it is only 11.1%!

REGION Ontario > Niagara
GRAPE(S) 54% Zweigelt; 46% Dornfelder
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 11.1%
FEATURES Low Intervention, Organic, Vegan-Friendly


From the Glenview Vineyard, Short Hills Bench. Organically farmed on clay loam soils and vines of 21 years of age. 

Dry farmed on low cordon vertical shoot positioning.

2022 was a disastrous year for yields following extensive vine winter damage across Ontario. The growing season and harvest period were actually very favourable and while yields were very low, quality of berries was exceptiona. The wines of 2022
are already showing great fruit, depth and lots of energy.

Co-fermented, 50% whole-cluster. Two-day cold soak followed by a 10-day primary fermentation: 8 days on skins and 2 days off skins in ceramic egg. Gentle punch-downs and pump-overs were employed when needed to keep the cap healthy and to extract flavour and structure. 100% of the wine went through malolactic
fermentation, taking 3 weeks to complete.

Elevage: Rested in ceramic egg for 7 months on fine lees (no stirring).
Fining: unfined
Filtration: unfiltered
Bottle age before release: 8 months

Therianthropy is a winery project located in the emerging winegrowing region of Creemore Hills, Ontario. It was founded by a group of wine-loving humans who are passionate about cool climate winemaking and believe in unearthing the treasures which are the emerging terroirs of Ontario. 

Vintner David Eiberg came to winemaking after a career in investment banking. He took his love of wine and returned to the University of California Davis to train in oenology and cut his teeth working and harvesting with exceptional winemakers in France, California, Oregon, South Africa and most recently in Southern Ontario. 

Therianthropy's winemaking approaches include: fruit from the best vineyards, wild fermentations, low-intervention winemaking, low S02 and long elevage.

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