Leaning Post Sauvignon Blanc VQA Niagara Lakeshore 2020
  • White Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% alc./vol

Leaning Post Sauvignon Blanc VQA Niagara Lakeshore 2020

Niagara, Canada
Regular price $25.95per bottle ($311.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Tropical & Fresh

Husband and wife duo Ilya and Nadia started Leaning Post winery in Niagara over 10 years ago. Initially a virtual set up, the winery now located on Highway 8, has become a reference producer in Niagara.

Leaning Post's goal for this Sauvignon Blanc is to reflect their unique Niagara terroir and this wine shows it in spades. 2020 was a year for the history books and this vintage seemed like the only saving grace. A warm vintage with great shoulder seasons along with cool evenings and warm days allowed for us to fully ripen the fruit while maintaining stunning natural acidity.

The result is very intense tropical aromas of passionfruit, guava and key lime. The palate has bright acidity, with more kiwi, key lime and passionfruit, but also lovely elderflower, lemongrass and a hint of wet stone and mineral notes. Given the warm vintage the weight and lees aging build an intense and long finish with a pleasant mineral note.

Enjoy with pan-fried halibut, fresh pesto; anchovy-paste pasta, or lemon & herb roasted chicken. Drink now or over the next 3 years.

About the Winery

Leaning Post

A leaning post is what you find at the beginning of a row of grapes, anchoring the wires that are the frame-work for growing grapevines. It is the beginning of an obsession to translate a time and place into liquid. Leaning Post wines take you to that beginning by finding small, unique plots of land in Niagara and putting them in bottle. Because after stripping away all the fancy buildings and high-tech equipment you are left with a place on this earth that grows wine unlike any other. When you taste that in a glass you just know it. Nadia and Ilya have had to rely on the support of family, friends and financial institutions to make the dream of owning a winery a reality. Leaning Post began as a virtual winery and is so proud to now have the quaint tasting room at 1491 Hwy 8 on their home property in Winona, Ontario.

Ilya and Nadia are the brains and passion behind Leaning Post Wines. It started with a dream to take unique, interesting single vineyard blocks in Niagara and turn them into distinctive, terroir driven wines. Nadia and Ilya first met in their hometown of Winnipeg, MB where their passion for wine and each other was born.

Ilya has been a winemaker in the Niagara Region for the last 17 vintages working at Daniel Lenko Estate Winery, Foreign Affair and now at Leaning Post Wines. Ilya is also a consulting winemaker at the Good Earth Winery. Ilya’s true passion in life is to make world renowned wines from Niagara that really showcase the distinct terroir that Niagara offers.