Pearl Morissette, Primesaultier
Origin: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Blend: lemberger (81%), cabernet franc (16.4%), merlot (2.6%)
Producer's Notes: Explosive, lush and indulgent - three of at least a hundred adjectives we can reel off about this Lemberger, Cab Franc and Merlot blend. Either way, there's little point in beating around the proverbial bush - this is a satiating wine of immense pleasure. The waves of spicy dark fruit on the nose and the palate are both powerful and ebullient. The mouthfeel is glossy and creaseless with an energy that pulses through the wines in bursts of hedonism. It is a truly unapologetic bottle with a distinct and original character and we have our new best friend - Lemberger - to thank for it.
2019 Primesautier is a blend of 81% Lemberger (Knizat vineyard, NOTL),
16.4% Cabernet Franc (Redfoot Vineyard, Lincoln Lakeshore) and 2.6%
Merlot (Redfoot vineyard, Lincoln Lakeshore).
Fermentations by indigenous yeast [wild yeast ferment]