The nose is complex with fruity aromas of black raspberry and black cherry, along with black pepper and stony minerality.
Another delicious Gamay, reconfirming this grape variety is arguably the most gulpable red grape in Ontario (and beyond). Fresh and dry on the palate with flavours of black raspberry, cherry and black pepper with light tannins, balancing acidity and a long finish w. Will certainly reward those who cellar for the short-to-midterm but is drinking perfectly well on release. Serve lightly chilled so it feels cool in your mouth (13-15oC) and enjoy it with a range of flavourful every day favourites like pepperoni pizza, shepherd’s pie, pasta Bolognese or veggie stir fry.Download Notes
VQA Niagara Peninsula
Various Niagara Peninsula
100% Gamay Noir
BRIX AT HARVEST
Harvesting for each vineyard took place in late September and early October and the grapes were vinified separately. The grapes were sorted both in the vineyard and on sorting table to ensure only the most pristine fruit entered the tank. After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks using different cap management techniques: pump over, push down and delestage. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until final blending and bottling in June 2020.
National Wine Awards, WineAlign
SILVER MEDAL Average final score from judges at the 2021 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind October 2021