SPARKLING BLACKBERRY GEISENHEIM
This is a layered profile that starts with bold notes of blackberry and moves to softer berry notes of strawberry and raspberry. The Geisenheim comes through with aromas of peaches and tart yellow plum. The aromas carry to the palate, off dry
Leafy green salads with berries and goat cheese, roasted poultry, baked Brie, or picnic fare.
Geisenheim (Guy-Zen-Hi-M) originates from Germany – specifically from The Geisenheim Institute. We grow two clones on the property, Geisenheim 322 and Geisenheim 318. 322 is a crossing of Seibel 7053 and Riesling, and 318 is a crossing of Riesling and Chancellor. Typically the Geisenheim variety has an aromatic profile of mineral, grapefruit, peach and hints of herbs. A light and lively variety that produces dry to sweet table wines. Love working with this aromatic variety! Often 322 has more Riesling characteristics – zesty, citrus and mineral. The other clone 318 always dominates with fuzzy peach candy notes – sounds crazy but it smells just like that favourite gummy candy!
This wine had a dosage (addition) of fresh blackberry puree. This added a gorgeous colour and amazing berry notes! Still considered dry at 17g/L this is a great sipping wine and can pair with a wide range of dishes including squash soups (fall fav!)
A really fun easy drinking sparkling! The blackberry puree was a great addition contributing this gorgeous colour but also fresh notes of berry. The Geisenheim sneaks in with it’s notes of stone fruit for a balanced wine. Off dry at 17g/L residual sugar this wine is great on it’s own or sangria it up!