Pearl Morissette - Primesautier (red wine blend of Lemberger, Cab Franc, & Merlot) / 750mL
Pearl Morissette Estate Winery (Jordan Station, ON)
2019 Primesautier is a blend of 81% Lemberger, 16.4% Cabernet Franc, and 2.6% Merlot. All 3 grapes were processed as 100% destemmed fruit and fermented in large concrete tanks. Fermentations by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily and completed by mid-December 2019. The wines aged separately in their fermentation vessels on lees and without racking until March 2020 when they were blended and left to age for an additional 2 months. 2019 Primesautier was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on May 5th, 2020. The waves of spicy dark fruit on the nose and the palate are both powerful and ebullient. The mouthfeel is glossy and creaseless. Dry yet full bodied, Funky, earthy and herbal.