2020 Henry of Pelham Fume Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Fumé Sauvignon Blanc Estate

Regular price $21.95


Perhaps our least typical cool climate white, we pursue longer hang times with Sauvignon Blanc. This pushes the flavours past the common thiol driven southern hemisphere style into the turpenic range more common in Maritime climates (i.e. Bordeaux, the warmer years in the Loire's Tourraine, or even fresher Napa styles). As a result, melon and grapefruit flavours dominate the palate while honeysuckle aromas fill out the bouquet. This is supported by soft vanilla notes from partial barrel fermentation and aging in oak.

Awards & Reviews

93 points - Carolyn Evans Hammond, Toronto Star - 01/20/2022

Winemaker's Notes

• 50% barrel fermented in barriques and 3000L foudres, 50% stainless steel fermented. Aged in European oak barriques for 6 months.  
• Yields to 3.5 Tonnes per acre. 

    Food Matches

    Big flavours ranging from pan-fried fish with a lemon dill cream sauce to quiche Florentine. 

    Vintage:  2020
    Geographic Designation:  VQA Niagara Peninsula
    Alcohol:  12.5%
    Acidity: 8.6(g/L)

    *Vintage subject to change without notice.