Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Year, New Vintage: Trius White 2012

To kick off the new year, Trius has released the new 2012 vintage of their classic Trius White. 

In the fall, I took a tour of the Trius at Hillebrand winery and tasted Trius White 2011. It was my favourite wine of the day. So, how does the new vintage compare? 

Trius White 2012

It’s even better. The conditions of 2012 made for a great year in winemaking, and Trius White 2012 is an excellent example. 

This unique blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Savagnin, Muscat (in order from highest to lowest content) manages to be aromatic and flavourful without being overpowering. On the nose, you’ll smell floral and fruit notes of peach, lychee, and apricot. It’s dry, coming in at a 0 on the sugar scale, and medium-bodied with a rich mouth feel. Flavours of peach, pear, melon and tropical fruit mingle nicely on the palate, followed by a lingering finish. Trius wines are all certified VQA, a symbol of quality in Ontario wines. 

I paired Trius White 2012 with a failed first-attempt at cooking butter chicken, but you might want to opt for something like lobster, scallops, or simply a nice cheese platter. At least the wine was a success. 

Trius White 2012 is available for $19.95 at The Wine Shop and LCBO, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, the winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

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