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THE WINE The word Cuvee commonly refers to a blend either of more than one grape or quality wine from specially selected tanks. Celista Estate Cuvee is made from a blend of Siegerrebe, Ortega and Kerner grapes.
TASTING SUMMARY Crisp, light white wine. The nose—aromas of apricot. Mid palate taste of Golden Delicious apples
FOOD PARING Great to accompany apricot tarts, seafoods, poultry and lighter cheeses. Also great as a summer - patio sipper. Serve chilled.
THE GRAPE Siegerrebe is a German white cold-climate grape variety. Long hot summer days and cool evenings which is what these grapes need. This is an early ripening grape and is ideally suited to the Shuswap climate. Siegerrebe vines have a late season bud burst and ripen in early September and is a record holder for must weight -- clusters are gigantic. Ortega is a grape variety used for white wine. Ortega has a pale green skin and is also used as a table grape. Kerner grape is an aromatic white grape variety.
PARENTAGESiegerrebe comes from a cross between Gewurztraminer and Madelaine Angevine grapes. Ortega was created in 1948 by Hans Breider at Bayersishcen Landesanstalt in Wurzburg. It is a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe. Breider chose the variety name in honour of the Spanish Poet and philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset. Kerner was bred in 1929 by August Herald by crossing the Trollinger (a red variety) and Riesling.
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