François Morissette doesn’t make wine for Ontario. He makes wine for the world, especially for those who appreciate his approach of minimal-intervention, purity, and low sulphur.
He is classically trained, having worked on the Grand Cru terroirs of Frédéric Mugnier of Chambolle Musigny, Christian Gouges of Domaine Henri Gouges, and Jean-Marc of Domaine Roulot. Further oenological training was also undertaken at L’Université de Dijon.
He attempts to uncover the inherent nature of each and every vintage. The result of this focused dedication is a selection of wines that speak for themselves. At Pearl Morissette, no two wines are ever the same.
TECHNICAL INFO Appellation: Niagara Peninsula, VQA Vineyard: Pearl Morissette Home Vineyards Varietal: 64% Riesling/22% Chardonnay/14% Gewürztraminer Vine Age: 6-20 Years Old Soil: Sandy, Red Clay. Fermentation: Natural Yeasts, Stainless/Qvevri/Concrete Aging: 9 months in Foudre ABV: 12.5% Production: 1999 Cases