L'Orpailleur is located in Dunham, in the Eastern Townships, near the American border.
Established in 1845 Dunham was the first township of Lower-Canada and also the first town in Québec to see large vineyards establish themselves and win international prizes for their wines
On route 202 stood a little white wooden house, an old inn where carriages and travellers would stop at the turn of the last century. Behind it: vines, 14 hectares of maturing grapes. This is where the Orpailleur was born and lives on. In 1982 French winegrowers Hervé Durand and Charles-Henri de Coussergues along with their Québécois associate, producer Frank Furtado, decided to take the plunge. Pierre Rodrigue joined the team in 1985. Together they persisted in defying our challenging climate by applying vine producing methods adapted from Northern Europe and the USSR. Today they one of Canada's most successful wineries.
CVVÉE NATASQUAN (Cuvée prestige blanc) is a 100% white Seyval
This wine is produced from selected grapes and fermented in French oak casks from Maison Radoux. During its elaboration (which lasts 12 months) the wine is cudgeled for four months to allow the fine lees to stay in suspension and give the wine fullness
Description: Brightly golden-colored with a nose of moss, underwood, and green olives. Aromas of vanilla and quince paste with a blond tobacco finale.
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