A wine of lovely transparency and mellow, self-effacing character. Inviting, yet unintrusive with an exotic perfume of tropical flowers, spice and of fresh limes. The texture is in a state of gentle flux – rivulets of flavour swirling on the palate, then flowing through into a finish with a long kick of salinity and bright zestiness. Cuvée Sputnik can be a delightful aperitif, a thirst-quenching refreshment, or a versatile and open-minded co-traveller to a wide array of foods.
Cuvée Sputnik is made with 100% Riesling from Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was carefully sorted before entering the press as whole clusters without the addition of sulfur dioxide, yeast, nutrients or enzymes. The wine was aged for 8 months on primary lees in 100% concrete.