2017 13 Below Zero

A blend of 55% Riesling with 45% Vidal Icewine

$24.95

TASTING NOTES

Classic Vidal Icewine aromatics jump from the glass with a ripe nose of apricot, wildflowers and honey. On the palate it is medium sweet from the Icewine but balance with the acid structure from the Riesling. In addition to the notes of apricot and honey, there is some savory herbal notes leading to a sweet but cleansing finish.

On the savoury side, this wine is an ideal pairing for foie gras, creamy blue cheeses or well-aged Cheddar. On the sweet front, try crème brulée and light airy desserts such as apple charlotte, delicate NY cheesecakes, or fresh citrus fruit with sabayon.

In the 2017 vintage, the decision was made to blend 45% Vidal Icewine with 55% off-dry Riesling. The Icewine was selected for its clean and intense aromas and rich sweetness. The off-dry Riesling brought freshness and acid balance to the blend.

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TASTING NOTES

Classic Vidal Icewine aromatics jump from the glass with a ripe nose of apricot, wildflowers and honey. On the palate it is medium sweet from the Icewine but balance with the acid structure from the Riesling. In addition to the notes of apricot and honey, there is some savory herbal notes leading to a sweet but cleansing finish.

On the savoury side, this wine is an ideal pairing for foie gras, creamy blue cheeses or well-aged Cheddar. On the sweet front, try crème brulée and light airy desserts such as apple charlotte, delicate NY cheesecakes, or fresh citrus fruit with sabayon.

In the 2017 vintage, the decision was made to blend 45% Vidal Icewine with 55% off-dry Riesling. The Icewine was selected for its clean and intense aromas and rich sweetness. The off-dry Riesling brought freshness and acid balance to the blend.

Appellation

VQA Ontario

Vineyard

Various

Grape Varieties

Riesling 55%, Vidal Icewine 45%

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2018 Burger Blend Riesling / Pinot Grigio

A fruity, light and crisp white wine with a touch of spice.

$14.95

AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbeques, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing white that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend Riesling Pinot Grigio is a fruity, light and crisp white wine with a touch of spice and a juicy finish that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the wineries stables. Since not all burger eaters crave a glass of red, we are pleased to announce that we’ve created a white blend specifically for pairing with burgers and burger-friendly occasions! Both varieties were fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit flavours and acidity that are so important to this blend!

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2017/2018 was again mild, with an especially warm February, but a cool April with some snow and ice pushed bud-burst back for an average start to the growing season. Once the summer finally started it was hot and humid, with prolonged periods of extreme heat. Luckily rain started in September, perfect to refresh grapes destined for early picking such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay for sparkling and Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for whites. Unfortunately, the rain did not stop and there was some pressure to pick late ripening whites and early ripening reds before disease set in. Gamay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Merlot had to be sorted in the vineyard and again on sorting tables in the winery to ensure only pristine bunches were kept. The rain finally subsided in late October so late-ripening varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon were harvested in pristine condition. Overall yields were low with intense ripeness in most varieties. Early picked whites are crisp and full of flavour while later picked reds are full-bodied with ripe tannins. Wines will be drinking well on release or can cellar for the medium term.

Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

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AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

For us, “burgers” evoke memories of backyard barbeques, of sunshine and warm evenings, of good food and laughter with friends and family. The goal of this wine was to produce a fruit-laden and refreshing white that represents excellent value and one that would bring out the best in your burger. A challenging task since the perfect burger can be a very personal and unique creation. Consider the traditional elements: the acidity of pickle, the sweetness of relish and ketchup and the spice of BBQ sauce and mustard. Our final combination for Burger Blend Riesling Pinot Grigio is a fruity, light and crisp white wine with a touch of spice and a juicy finish that can be enjoyed alone or with your favourite summer backyard fare, burgers most certainly included! Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

WINEMAKING NOTES

The original 13th Street Burger Blend was produced in the late 90’s and was an eclectic mix of a wine which incorporated pretty much every red variety in the wineries stables. Since not all burger eaters crave a glass of red, we are pleased to announce that we’ve created a white blend specifically for pairing with burgers and burger-friendly occasions! Both varieties were fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit flavours and acidity that are so important to this blend!

VINTAGE NOTES

The winter of 2017/2018 was again mild, with an especially warm February, but a cool April with some snow and ice pushed bud-burst back for an average start to the growing season. Once the summer finally started it was hot and humid, with prolonged periods of extreme heat. Luckily rain started in September, perfect to refresh grapes destined for early picking such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay for sparkling and Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for whites. Unfortunately, the rain did not stop and there was some pressure to pick late ripening whites and early ripening reds before disease set in. Gamay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Merlot had to be sorted in the vineyard and again on sorting tables in the winery to ensure only pristine bunches were kept. The rain finally subsided in late October so late-ripening varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon were harvested in pristine condition. Overall yields were low with intense ripeness in most varieties. Early picked whites are crisp and full of flavour while later picked reds are full-bodied with ripe tannins. Wines will be drinking well on release or can cellar for the medium term.

Respect your burger… serve it with Burger Blend!

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various Niagara Peninsula

Grape Varieties

26% Pinot Grigio, 74% Riesling

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2018 Chardonnay

Fresh and fruity with notes of honeysuckle, wild flowers, dry hay and and lemon supported by a touch of vanilla.

$24.95

TASTING NOTES

Fresh and fruity with notes of honeysuckle, wild flowers, dry hay and and lemon supported by a touch of vanilla from the oak. Medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of pineapple, yellow apple and creamed lemon honey. The finish is long with savoury notes refreshing the palate.

Serve chilled with rich seafood such as seared scallops with brown butter. Let the glass warm up a bit for further complexities to develop.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes for our Chardonnay 2018 come from select vineyards located in the Niagara Peninsula appellation. They were harvested in late September and immediately full-cluster pressed, then fermented and aged in French oak barrels of a variety of sizes (225L, 400L and 500L) and a variety of ages, averaging 10% new oak. After rigorous tasting, Jean-Pierre Colas decided on the final blend and bottled the wine in early July 2019 following light fining and filtration.

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TASTING NOTES

Fresh and fruity with notes of honeysuckle, wild flowers, dry hay and and lemon supported by a touch of vanilla from the oak. Medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of pineapple, yellow apple and creamed lemon honey. The finish is long with savoury notes refreshing the palate.

Serve chilled with rich seafood such as seared scallops with brown butter. Let the glass warm up a bit for further complexities to develop.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes for our Chardonnay 2018 come from select vineyards located in the Niagara Peninsula appellation. They were harvested in late September and immediately full-cluster pressed, then fermented and aged in French oak barrels of a variety of sizes (225L, 400L and 500L) and a variety of ages, averaging 10% new oak. After rigorous tasting, Jean-Pierre Colas decided on the final blend and bottled the wine in early July 2019 following light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Select Niagara Vineyards

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

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2018 Riesling

Intense aromas of lime, peach and wild flowers.

$19.95

TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Riesling has intense aromas of lime, peach and wild flowers. On the pallet it has mouth-watering acidity and notes of citrus, with flavours of peach and honey and an elegant backdrop of balancing sweetness. Extremely versatile, enjoy with a range of dishes such as spicy curries, fresh fish, roasted pork or a wide variety of cheese.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first vintage of Riesling from our Lakeshore farm vineyard, the fruit was harvested in late September and transferred directly to the press. From there the must was transferred to stainless steel for fermentation and subsequent aging for 9 months. The wine was then fined and filtered prior to bottling in October 2019.

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TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Riesling has intense aromas of lime, peach and wild flowers. On the pallet it has mouth-watering acidity and notes of citrus, with flavours of peach and honey and an elegant backdrop of balancing sweetness. Extremely versatile, enjoy with a range of dishes such as spicy curries, fresh fish, roasted pork or a wide variety of cheese.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first vintage of Riesling from our Lakeshore farm vineyard, the fruit was harvested in late September and transferred directly to the press. From there the must was transferred to stainless steel for fermentation and subsequent aging for 9 months. The wine was then fined and filtered prior to bottling in October 2019.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Lakeshore Farm Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

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2018 Viognier

Light straw in the glass with floral aromas of orange blossom and hints of white pepper.

$26.95

TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Viognier is light straw in the glass with floral aromas of orange blossom and hints of white pepper. On the palate it is rich yet lively with acidity with flavours of passion fruit, nectarine skin and a soft spiced finish with a touch of lingering tannin. Drinking well on release but will benefit from short to medium term cellaring to further develop complexities.

WINEMAKING NOTES

After making stainless steel fermented Viognier in 2016 and 2017, the intense fruit character of the 2018 vintage called for a different fermentation vessel, so after harvest in late September the grapes were then whole-bunch pressed into seasoned French oak (228L, 400L and 500L) for alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed. Following 8 months in barrel, the wine was transferred to stainless steel tanks for light fining and filtration. The wine was bottled in late August 2019.

 

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TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Viognier is light straw in the glass with floral aromas of orange blossom and hints of white pepper. On the palate it is rich yet lively with acidity with flavours of passion fruit, nectarine skin and a soft spiced finish with a touch of lingering tannin. Drinking well on release but will benefit from short to medium term cellaring to further develop complexities.

WINEMAKING NOTES

After making stainless steel fermented Viognier in 2016 and 2017, the intense fruit character of the 2018 vintage called for a different fermentation vessel, so after harvest in late September the grapes were then whole-bunch pressed into seasoned French oak (228L, 400L and 500L) for alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed. Following 8 months in barrel, the wine was transferred to stainless steel tanks for light fining and filtration. The wine was bottled in late August 2019.

 

2018 White Palette

Perfumed & flavourful yet balanced, with bright, youthful acidity and freshness.

$15.95

AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING NOTES

At the core of this wine, Riesling provides bright, refreshing acidity and pristine floral and citrus notes, while Pinot Gris adds richness, Sauvignon Blanc adds freshness and Gewurztraminer exotic fruit and spice notes. The result is a wine that is both perfumed and flavourful yet balanced, with bright, youthful acidity and freshness.

Enjoy on its own, lightly chilled, as the perfect aperitif for friends and family on weekend visits or after a hard day’s work when the summertime sun calls for a flavourful, thirst- quenching and juicy white. Will pair well with steamed shellfish and mollusks, composed salads, fish and chips, Asian-inspired summer dishes and fresh or mild cheeses.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Each variety was harvested separately between mid-September and early October. They were then crushed and de-stemmed before pressing into individual stainless steel tanks where they underwent cool, controlled fermentations. Temperature control is vital as it preserves the all-important primary fruit character. Malolactic fermentation is prevented, again to preserve the lovely acidity and after ageing in tank, the final blend was assembled. It remained in stainless steel for several months to integrate and develop additional complexity and was bottled in the spring of 2018.

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AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO

TASTING NOTES

At the core of this wine, Riesling provides bright, refreshing acidity and pristine floral and citrus notes, while Pinot Gris adds richness, Sauvignon Blanc adds freshness and Gewurztraminer exotic fruit and spice notes. The result is a wine that is both perfumed and flavourful yet balanced, with bright, youthful acidity and freshness.

Enjoy on its own, lightly chilled, as the perfect aperitif for friends and family on weekend visits or after a hard day’s work when the summertime sun calls for a flavourful, thirst- quenching and juicy white. Will pair well with steamed shellfish and mollusks, composed salads, fish and chips, Asian-inspired summer dishes and fresh or mild cheeses.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Each variety was harvested separately between mid-September and early October. They were then crushed and de-stemmed before pressing into individual stainless steel tanks where they underwent cool, controlled fermentations. Temperature control is vital as it preserves the all-important primary fruit character. Malolactic fermentation is prevented, again to preserve the lovely acidity and after ageing in tank, the final blend was assembled. It remained in stainless steel for several months to integrate and develop additional complexity and was bottled in the spring of 2018.

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vineyard

Various Niagara Peninsula

Grape Varieties

6% Gewurztraminer, 94% Riesling

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