2012 Orpailleur Classique (white)

Another of the wines from the Quebec region. I first encountered the Seyval (white) grape, another of the hearty breeds made for extreme climates, in Prince Edward county at Waupous. Waupous by the way is one of my favorite wineries in Prince Edward County. Not so much for the wines which are simple well made and inexpensive, more for the lovely ambience of the place!
I do digress … This wine is a blend of Seyval and Vidal. Pale in color with a nose of minerality and some floral notes (likely from the vidal). On the mid pallet the wine displays minerality to match the nose, and some citrus notes. On the lighter side of medium in length on the finish the wine displays minerality along with some slightly tart green apple notes. The sweetness of the vidal has offset this tartness. I’d give it an 88 or so for $16.

From the winery’s web site:
Orpailleur Classique
Grapes varieties : 90% white seyval and 10% vidal
SAQ code: 00704221

Description :
Pretty straw colour of good intensity. Fresh and charming bouquet of bananas, boxwood, citrus and white flowers. Discover this charming and refreshing white wine.

Percentage of alcohol/format:
11,3 % /vol/ 750ml Serving temperature: 8 to 12°C
Recommended storage: 2 years following vintage
First year of vintage: 1985

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