Estate Wine Sampler
2012 Merlot - Red
Merlot vines thrive in the well-drained soils of the Vinemount Ridge, and the extended summer of 2012 has created a wine of great character. Under the careful tutelage of our master winemaker Mauro Salvador, yields were kept low to ensure the highest quality. Ruby red with garnet reflections, this wine is rich with fruit – blackberry and blueberry, with hints of spice and tobacco, supple and warm with a lingering chocolate finish.
2012 Rielsing - White
The truest expression in the New World of this noble grape is surely found in Niagara, and 2012 on the Vinemount Ridge was especially notable. This wine has everything a proper Riesling should – it explodes with the fruity and floral tones of passion fruit, grapefruit, green apple, banana and orange blossom. Lemon yellow and beautifully scented, Vieni’s 2012 offering epitomizes the light refreshing character that is a truly great Riesling.
2013 Momenti - Sparkling
Vieni produces its sparkling wine using the Charmat-Martinotti method or Metodo Italiano. In this process the secondary fermentation which produces the bubbles occurs in autoclaves, which are large sealed stainless steel pressure tanks. The autoclaves are equipped with motorized agitators inside to simulate the process of riddling (bottle turning to remove sediment). The Charmat method guarantees greater control over the quality consistency of the end product and is especially preferred when processing aromatic grapes such as Riesling and Traminer, where freshness and intensity of aromas are desirable traits.
Our master winemaker uses these automated, temperature-controlled autoclaves to process varietal grapes grown in the Vieni estate vineyards on thebreezy hills of the Vinemount Ridge, part of the Unesco World Heritage lands in Niagara.