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Foreign Affair Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Canada, Ontario

19% Appassimento with 37 days drying time.  Aged and fermented in stainless steel
Small lot release; just 125 cases made!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Sub-Ava Vinemount Ridge VQA
Producer The Foreign Affair Winery
Vintage 2020
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
¥3,520

19% Appassimento with 37 days drying time.  Aged and fermented in stainless steel
Small lot release; just 125 cases made!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Sub-Ava Vinemount Ridge VQA
Producer The Foreign Affair Winery
Vintage 2020
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.6%
Product Code A007W00220
UPC 661144000587
Inventory In Stock (60)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Freshly cut grass,gooseberries, boxwood, mango, honeydew melon, lemon-lime,grapefruit and pear.  Zippy acidity and a fresh clean palate.

Pairing

This wine pairs excellently with citrus marinated and grilled shrimp, Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken, or your favourite Asian dishes such as sushi or Thai.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2025

Production

Vintage Notes

Mild winter conditions followed by an early and ideal spring. The growing season was hot, dry and long resulting in a perfect season!

Viticulture

Hand picked and sorted

Vinification

19% Appassimento with 37 days drying time,fermented and aged in stainless steel

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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