Harvested on October 7th, it was kept on skins for 8 hours before being pressed off, settled and racked. It was inoculated with a selected yeast and fermented at very cool temperature to preserve freshness and aromatics. After fermentation a portion of the wine was aged in stainless steel tank on lees, and a portion was moved to barrel (barrique and 500L puncheon) where it was aged for 3 months to help build texture and weight. This wine was bottled on March 6th, 2020 in order to preserve the intense aromatics and fresh fruit character you expect from Sauvignon Blanc.
We always want Sauvignon Blanc to reflect our unique Niagara terroir and this wine shows it in spades. 2019 was a cool and even growing season, resulting in very intense aromas of lime-leaf, kiwi, passionfruit, and gooseberry. The palate has fresh acidity, with more kiwi, lime and passionfruit, but also lovely tropical mango, starfruit and a hint of mint and tarragon. The barrel and lees aging has helped build an intense and long finish with a pleasant flinty note. Drink now or over the next 3 years. Enjoy with pan-fried halibut, fresh tomato & anchovy-paste pasta, or lemon & herb roasted chicken.
Total Production: 340 cases
When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.
For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.
For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!
ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.
We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.
Out or province rates are as follows:
Quebec: $10 flat rate
All other provinces: $25 flat rate
We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.
- If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
- If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
- Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.