2017 Irrévérence Launch
Geographically an hour and a bit away from Midfield Wine bar but always dwelling in our wine loving hearts is the infamous Pearl Morissette Winery nestled in the Niagara Region. We’ve had a long-standing love affair with this winery so obviously we are stoked to announce that on Wednesday, September 19th, Pearl Morissette will be launching a very special cuvée at Midfield Wine Bar. From 6pm onward, Svetlana Atcheva will be hanging out with us pouring the next step in their evolution of skin contact white wines, 2017 Irrévérence . This is going to be a super informal and fun wine launch...one feature wine for sale being poured by one unique and passionate lady that some of you have already met.
We will be taking reservations for dinner only. Space is limited so give us a shout asap to book a table. Having said that, please drop in whenever you’d like for a glass or two…or a bottle…and have a chat with Svetlana…she likes to talk.
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2017 Irrévérence — In Their Words:
Ours is not a journey of answers, but of questions
What do we talk about when we talk about our wines?
What are the identities of the different Niagara grapes we use in our work? And what is Niagara's identity?
Where is the balance in each wine?
What does a certain vintage bring to each cuvée? How about different methods of fermentation?
And most importantly - what moves us? Which beauty metamorphosis gives us emotion?
2017 Irrévérence is our answer so far to all of these and a multitude of other questions.
We've been studying and working with skin-fermentation on some of our whites since 2014. Not out of any particularly strong desire to enter the world of orange wine at all, but solely because our personal journey had led us to a new question: what other structural forms are possible in white wine?
A while back, we serendipitously stumbled on a skin-fermented Swiss wine that confounded and captivated with its unfamiliar symmetry, grace and beauty. The year after we made our first vintage of 'orange wine' - the not-so-eponymously named 'Cuvée Blu'.
You see, for us, it has never been about the colour and any other outward strokes in the wines. We care not about 'styles', any particular flavour(s) or how the world tries to classify our work.
In the current wine zeitgeist...
What we do cherish and strive for in each of our wines is the ever-shifting crux of the beauty we inhabit and the beauty we hope will inhabit us.
It's in this fugitive of an intersection, identities are born - of unanticipated harmonies and marvels yet not known.
It was in the search of this crux, Irrévérence came to be. It's an exploration into the undeniable potential of aromatic grapes in Niagara, coupled with our insistence on concepts (and elements in wine) you hear us repeating continually: texture and structure.