- APPELLATION: VQA Niagara Peninsula
- VINEYARD(S): Sandstone and Whitty Vineyards
- GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Gamay Noir
- BRIX AT HARVEST: 21.0°
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5 grams (dry)
Another delicious Gamay, reconfirming this grape variety is arguably the most gulpable red grape in Ontario (and beyond). The nose shows off the ripe red berry and spice notes so typical of this bottling. Excellent depth and complexity on the palate with ample balancing acidity and a long finish. Will certainly reward those who cellar for the short-to-mid-term 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.
Hand harvesting for each vineyard took place in late September and early October and the grapes were vinified separately. The grapes were hand-sorted on shaker tables to ensure grapes were clean and sound. After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until blending and bottling in May 2016.