A small, quality oriented winery on the Staff family’s 200-year-old estate on the brow of the Niagara Escarpment in Jordan, Ontario, Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery blends more than a century of grape growing experience with Sue-Ann’s 15 years of making award-winning wines. After opening in 2009, it has been a whirlwind of ultimate experiences, from weddings to corporate dinners to food truck events and Niagara Icewine programs.
A fun family barbecue in the rouge valley always a perfect
After a fun afternoon with my family, I must share with those wine lovers out there, a hidden gem of a Rose:
2013 Fancy Farm Girl Foxy Pink
-harvested exclusively from the estate vineyard in Jordan, ON, sub appellation 20 Mile Bench
-four vineyard parcels ranging from 6 to 18 year old vines grown on thin clay soils with escarpment limestone rock beneath were blended for this wine
-2013 – cool year hence acidity and fruit flavours easily retained
-low yields with tiny berries
-each wine was fermented and aged individually to maximize their flavours and intensity
-post fermentation; the wines were blended to 92% Riesling and 8% Cabernet Franc, stabilized and filtered.
Alcohol 11.0% Residual Sugar 15.3 g/L (LCBO = 1, Off-Dry)
pH 3.18 Total Acidity 8.9 g/L
Bottled February 2014 Cases produced 250 cases
The bright pink colour eludes to every characteristic about this wine. Bright fruits on the nose of yellow grapefruit, watermelon rind and vivid floral tones leap from the glass while bright zippy acidity refreshes the off dry palate. The fruit and floral notes continue through here too with complexing crab apple and lilac. The finish is bright, dry, mouth-watering and entirely too pleasant. Enjoy with on its own with friends (or not!) or with sushi, tuna, salmon, pizzas, picnics, salads and soooo much more.