Pinot Gris is an interesting grape varietal, as it can produce multiple styles of wine ranging from the light and fruity Pinot Grigio to the dry austere Pinot Gris. We have attempted to bridge the gap between said styles by creating a wine that is somewhere between a Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
The core of this wine is our Beamsville Bench fruit. This fruit is always robust and full of character due to the heavy clay loam the vines contend with. We cool ferment and skin soak the berries to achieve colour, while maintaining a solid fruit structure. We then take that fruity wine and age it slowly in mature oak barrels. This aging process develops the mid-palate giving the wine added structure and finesse, without imparting an overwhelming oaky character.
The nose features a bouquet of peach, honey, rose and green tea leaf. Hints of vanilla are also imparted by the French oak used in maturation. The palate is very well balanced in acidity, body, and warmth.
With a weighty mouth feel and fruit forward finish, this Pinot Gris is an excellent food companion. Pair it with your favourite salmon or poultry dish. We also recommend pairing with a wild mushroom risotto or pork tenderloin.
|Vineyard:||Angels Step Vineyard|
|Aging Process:||Stainless Steel Fermented, Barrel Aged in Mature French Oak.|
This wine’s perfumed aromas of peach, mango, and honeysuckle lead to a palate that is fruit forward, with medium acidity and a fuller body. This is a bold white wine with finesse.
Fumé Blanc, a wine that is not very common, is a Sauvignon Blanc that has been aged in oak. With the acidity being that hallmark of this varietal, the oak aging allows the winemaker to create more structure and texture on the palate. On the nose, look for some tree and tropical fruit as well as hints of toast. The palate is outstanding with excellent texture and length making this a complex medium bodied wine.
|Aging Process:||Stainless Steel Fermented, Barrel Aged in French Oak
Muscat is a relatively new varietal to the Angels Gate family. This grape varietal is often classified as one of the aromatic whites sitting next to the likes of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer, but it has a distinct bouquet that is easily identifiable. Our classic style Muscato displays the citrus and tree fruit characteristics of this varietal but is enhanced with a wonderful floral note. Your taste buds will be also treated to a slightly sweeter finish as there is a but more residual sugar.
This wine is not only a great summer sipper but pairs well with a whole host of dishes. Try a little roasted chicken, pan fried fish, pulled pork or stir-fry.
Sauvignon Blanc is such an interesting grape varietal and can be vinified into several different styles. At Angels Gate, the house style is to maximize on the fruit character of the wine while maintaining that racy acidity. The acidity is a hallmark of this varietal and creates structure and finesse. This wine fits neatly between Unoaked Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
On the nose, look for that lemon zest and a hint of grapefruit. One might also find some classic grassy notes or a herbal quality. Enjoy this Sauvignon Blanc with your favourite fish recipe and you won't be disappointed.