Cuvée: Ostara Lilac
Region, Country: Niagara, Ontario
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Tariq of Revel Cider
Plums and petals are two of our favourite things. Like all ingredients we use, both are fleeting. Transient yet punctual in their annual rhythms.
This version of Ostara was aged on 250g/L Golden Plums for 8 months, our native microflora slowly chewing on the plum skins.
We then added 200kg of fresh lilac that our friend Nicolas Querques foraged for us in May of 2020.
The lilac presents itself with a soft floral nose, but the plums are the stars here with that bright and punchy plum acidity. Ostara finishes with a touch of earthy tannin, reminiscent of plum pits.