Pearl Morissette Estate Winery - "Oxyde" Dry Riesling Lincoln Lakeshore 2019 750 ML (12.5% ABV)
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Francois Morissette vintner makes wine in Lake Ontario VQA in Canada,
The vines grow in deep red clay which draws a high content of iron oxide, Fe+++ , , hence the name of the wine. I thought it would be funny to call the white wine that way as it's usually greatly associated to red wine due to the soil colour, it's an old burgundy thing: PN on red soils and Chard on white soils, I like messing things around" - FM
It's on the same latitude as Burgundy, France in Canada. This lean dry Riesling has similar character as a white Burgundy more than a classic a Riesling.
Oxyde is 100% Riesling from Redfoot Vineyard in Lincoln Lakeshore. It was harvested on November 29th and 30th and entered the press as 100% whole bunches.
Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded slowly and steadily in one old foudres without any temperature control and sulphur additions and was completed in late March 2019. The wine was aged on its primary lees in its fermentation vessel and without racking for a total 16 months.