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|Aging Process:||Free run juice, stainless steel fermented and aged.
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel/ French Oak|
With the passing of autumn brings the return of winter and for Canadians this usually means snow. However, for Canadian winemakers this signifies a new harvest. With temperatures falling below minus 8 degrees, our icewine harvest commences and luscious concentrated icewines are produced from frozen grapes.
Due to its high sugar content icewine can age gracefully for many years. They take on a darker almost amber like hue after a few years but the most exciting part is the development of the mature fruit. The notes change from fresh apricot and peaches to poached pear, baked apple and honey. Vintage icewines almost always taste better and offer far more complexity.
Icewine can be paired with food but you have to be careful to not upset the balance. Try something like blue or soft cheese, fruit tarts or baked fruit.
This wine is packaged in a 500mL bottle!
|Aging Process:||Stainless Steel Fermented
Pinot Noir is something that is close to Philip's heart and he has been growing and vinifying this grape variety since the 80's. In Niagara, Pinot Noir can be a difficult grape to cultivate as it doesn't like too much water but shuts down without enough water. It likes the sun but not too much sun. It likes slope but only if it is in the right soil conditions and the list goes on. Essentially it is the prima donna of grape varietals.
All that being said, when you get it right it produces such an elegant and complex wine. If you like the big, bold, beat you over the head kind of reds then Pinot Noir isn't for you. This grape is understated by comparison but has nuances that Cabernet can only dream of.
Our Pinot Noir collection takes a look at three very distinct examples.
2019 Pinot Noir - This is a blend of Pinot Noir from several estate vineyards and designed to offer as much consistency as is possible from vintage to vintage.
2016 Mountainview Pinot Noir - This wine is sourced from our estate vineyards that are located on the Beamsville Bench. This gives one a good sense of what "Bench" fruit is like.
2017 Angels Step Pinot Noir - Farmed organically and all sourced from one vineyard on the west end of the Beamsville Bench.
Your package comes complete with 1 bottle of each Pinot Noir as well as personal notes from Philip about these three examples.
Package consists of:
1 bottle 2018 Sussreserve Riesling
1 bottle 2016 Mountainview Viognier
1 bottle 2018 GSM
Enjoy a collection of wines that can be paired up with some great Spring time BBQ. After a winter indoors it will be nice to get outside and enjoy some fresh air again. It would be nice if part of that fresh air was the familiar smells of the grill working away.
Package consists of:
1 bottle 2018 Gewurztraminer
1 bottle 2017 Muscato
1 bottle 2016 Riesling
1 bottle 2019 Angels Share Rose
Here is a collection of our recommended spring wines. Aromatic wines are just so enjoyable during the early Spring. They sometime remind us of new growth and the fresh smells that are all around us this time of year. Each of these choices has a slightly different aroma to tantalize the senses.
Gewurztraminer - Lychee and rose petal
Muscato - White flowers
Riesling - Citrus fruit
Rose - Red berries
In the wine world we say that Chardonnay is the winemaker's grape because it is a great varietal for them to add their own personal flair to.
Our collection features three of Phililp's favourites.
2014 Archangel Chardonnay - A traditional method sparkling wine that has been aged on lees for 5 years. We have a long history with this type of sparkling dating back nearly 15 years. This wine is a classic blanc des blanc with a nose of apple, toast and that hint of yeast.
2013 Mountainview Chardonnay - This wine is a study in terroir, being sourced from several of our Beamsville Bench vineyards. The wine is cool fermented and then barrel aged in New and seasoned French oak for about 12 months. The bottle age on this wine has done it wonders and the palate is buttery with mature fruit abound.
2019 Unoaked Chardonnay - This Chardonnay is similar to the Mountainview as it allows the microclimate to do the speaking. Grape growing is about place and this wine is blend of Chardonnay from several of our estate vineyards. It differs from the Mountainview because it is fermented in stainless steel to maintain its acidity and the tree fruit that is up front.
Happy Mother's Day Package
Here is a little something special for Mom.
Snowangel Riesling Icewine Dosage
2019 Pinot Gris
2017 Angels Step Pinot Noir
2018 Cabernet Merlot
Comes complete with recipes for each wine.
Also includes a Mother's Day card so please include in the notes section your personalized message.