Pinot Noir is a difficult grape to grow, as it requires much maintenance and care throughout the growing season. Winemakers the world over struggle with this varietal, but when done well it is amongst the richest and most complex wines the world over. A number of our vintages of Pinot Noir are award winners, making us a premium producer. Our select vineyard locations are also some of the oldest and most fertile in the region.
This Pinot Noir has been harvested from very low yielding vines, in order to enhance the elegant nature of the grape. The berries are sorted and whole pressed very gently. We then use a combination of new and mature oak to round out the palate and add additional structure. The nose is full of cherry, raspberry, earth tones and toasty oak. The mouth feel is complex and warm, with good texture. The tannins are silky and soft, making this an approachable wine in its youth.Pinot Noir is a varietal that pairs well with food because it is not overstated. Meats such as game or rare cuts are perfect for the soft texture of this wine, though it also pairs beautifully with fish or light pasta dishes.
|Vineyard:||KEW & Angels Step Vineyard|
|Aging Method:||Barrel Aged in French Oak for 12 Months|
Bin 95, a limited edition wine, has been crafted with hand selected, quality fruit. Made in the appassimento-stye, the grapes were dried for 80 days before crushing and fermentation. After three weeks of fermentation, the wine was drained from the skins and current vintage wine was added to the skins for further maturation and extraction. The blend of 65% Cabernet Franc Appassimento and 35% Shiraz enhances the fruit characteristics and produces a wine of exceptional body and complexity.
|Varietal:||Cabernet Franc, Shiraz|
|Aging Method:||Barrel aged in French oak for 24 months|
Our Mountainview Merlot, which has been barrel aged for more than 24 months in French oak barrels, is best described as full bodied with rich and balanced tannins. On the nose, this wine offers beautiful aromas of blackberry, plum and smoke leading to a warm mouth feel on the palate with a blend of cherry, plum and cedar notes.
|Aging Method:||French Oak|
This is the first vintage of this single vineyard designated wine. The Angels Step vineyard is an immaculate vineyard on the west side of the Beamsville Bench. Its 25 acres are sloped at a gradual step down that perfectly highlights everything that the bench is known for: slope, elevation, rich soil, excellent drainage and airflow.
This Pinot Noir is a very gentle but complex expression of the grape varietal. On the nose it has lots of cherry, earth, cedar and a bit of spice. The palate is medium to full with lots of raspberry and cherry. The acidity is really special giving this wine a refreshing note which would make it perfect for food.
The vinification includes more than 14 months in French oak barrels which offers excellent texture and softer tannins to the palate.
Syrah is such an interesting varietal and fairly scarce in Niagara. Our sole source of estate Syrah is a single block in the north west corner of our KEW Vineyard. Its taste profile lies between Pinot Noir and Merlot. The nose is a complex combination of plum, spice, leather and some black cherry while the aging for 14 months in French oak gives the palate a spice and toasty note that makes this wine memorable.
We enjoy pairing this wine with duck breast, lamb, pork or BBQ.
|Aging Method:||French Oak|