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Foreign Affair Viognier 2020

Canada, Ontario

10% appassimento from Sauvignon Blanc graps with 41 days of drying time, fermented in stainless steel.

Aromas of fresh peach, asian pair, apricot, lemon.  Royal Gala apple, mandarin and floral honey.  Vibrant flavours lead to a mouthwatering finish.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer The Foreign Affair Winery
Vintage 2020
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Viognier 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%
¥3,520

10% appassimento from Sauvignon Blanc graps with 41 days of drying time, fermented in stainless steel.

Aromas of fresh peach, asian pair, apricot, lemon.  Royal Gala apple, mandarin and floral honey.  Vibrant flavours lead to a mouthwatering finish.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer The Foreign Affair Winery
Vintage 2020
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Viognier 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code A007W00320
UPC 661144000709
Inventory In Stock (60)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

10% appassimento from Sauvignon Blanc graps with 41 days of drying time, fermented in stainless steel.

Aromas of fresh peach, asian pair, apricot, lemon.  Royal Gala apple, mandarin and floral honey.  Vibrant flavours lead to a mouthwatering finish.

Pairing

Fresh oysters, seared scallops, grilled shrimp, lobster mac n' cheese, white wine and garlie mussels, fresh summer salads, roasted chicken or peaches topped iwth vanilla icecream.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2030

Production

Viticulture

Hand picked and sorted

Vinification

10% Appassimento, aged in stainless tanks.

Producer

Producer Description

1990 | Valpolicella, Veneto

Foreign Affair Winery founders Len and Marisa Crispino were living as expats in Italy when they discovered the wonders of Amarone, or 'Appassimento' wines.

The more they learned about this technique and grew to love these wines, the more excited they became at the prospect of bringing this incredible craftsmanship back with them to Ontario.

And so, they did.

2000 |  Niagara, Ontario

In 2000, taking a leap of faith, Len and Marisa bought 40 acres of prime farmland in the Vinemount Ridge sub-appellation of Niagara's Twenty Valley wine region, starting their journey to becoming trailblazers of Appassimento winemaking in Canada.

They sourced quality vinifera varietals from Europe, and after three years of carefully nurturing vines, 2004 became the inaugural vintage of Foreign Affair wines.

Today |  Niagara, Ontario

While the first vintages had many challenges with this approach, the big, bold red wines they produced as a result spoke for themselves, and so Len and Marisa persisted and over the next few decades, these wines become the benchmark for Appassimento wines in Niagara, inspiring many other producers in the process.

Today, The Foreign Affair Winery offers a unique and diverse selection of award-winning wines, all touched by the Appassimento process in some way, and many stories to share about the journey.

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