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
|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.