Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 


Ortega Wine Details
Price: $15.40 per bottle

Description: The Ortega grape variety flourishes on Vancouver Island, where it produces a complex wine with a bounty of character. This aromatic dry white wine is a light gold in colour with elegant citrus spicy aromas. The full mouth feel is filled with flavour notes of pineapple, apricot, mango fruit and spice, followed by a lingering honey and lemon finish.

Varietal Definition
Ortega’s winter-hardy character has allowed this grape to be successfully grown in British Columbia, and with limited success in Canada’s eastern province of Nova Scotia. This German cross of Muller Thurgau and Siegerrebe is primarily used to enhance Riesling in poor vintages in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. On its own, it can produce rich, flowery, peachy wines, with high natural sugar levels. However, its generally low acidity and its susceptibility to fungal diseases and coulure have limited its use.


Back to Cherry Point Vineyard information