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Ortega Select Late Harvest Wine Details

Description: The Ortega Select Late Harvest is a brilliant wine with a rich texture. The nectarine, gooseberry and candied fruit aromas are accented by a subtle spiciness of peppered strawberries. Sip this viscous treat on its own, with a selection of cheeses or with all kinds of fruit desserts. Bronze Medal winner 2004 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Silver Medal winner 2004 International Eastern Wine Competition. Bronze Medal winner 2003 All Canadian Wine Championships

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.


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