Another delicious Gamay, reconfirming this grape variety is arguably the most gulpable red grape in Ontario (and beyond). The nose is complex with fruity aromas of black raspberry and black cherry, along with black pepper and stony minerality. Fresh and dry on the palate with flavours of black raspberry, cherry and black pepper with light tannins, balancing acidity and a long finish. 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 (13-15C) and enjoy it with a range of flavourful everyday favourites like pepperoni pizza, shepherd’s pie, pasta Bolognese or veggie stir fry.Download Notes
VQA Niagara Peninsula
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BRIX AT HARVEST
Available at the LCBO (177824)
Gold Medal Winner – National Wine Awards Canada 2022
Harvesting for each vineyard took place in mid-to-late September and early October and the grapes were vinified separately. The grapes were in pristine condition so minimal sorting was required. 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 délestage. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until final blending and bottling in June 2021.
National Wine Awards Canada, WineAlign
Average final score from judges at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2022.
Elsa MacDonald, MW, WineAlign
A chic Gamay - strawberry, cherry nose, generous fruit dappled with just enough granite/pepper/spice. Loose knit tannins give the wine a pleasant matte texture. Tasted blind at the National Wine Awards of Canada, June 2022
Decanter Awards 2022, Decanter
Bronze: Dark brooding kirsch and dark cherry aromas lead to a palate of balsamic and red plum.