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.|
|Vineyard:||Emerald Shore Vineyard|
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel, Partial Barrel Aging in French Oak|
Gewurztraminer is one of the most full bodied of the aromatic white family. The key to a great Gewurztraminer is patience in the vineyard. If picked too early it loses some of its distinct aroma, but picked too late the crop can be overcome by breakdown. It takes a watchful eye and much berry sampling to pick this varietal at just the right time.
When picked on time, its aroma is so distinct that even a novice wine drinker could identify it in a blind tasting. Our Gewurztraminer is a great example of aromatics, with classic lychee fruit, rose petal and floral character. The palate has an oily texture, combined with a hint of spice and tropical fruit. The finish is considered off-dry, which entails a sense of sweetness followed by a drying sensation.
Gewurztraminer can be a difficult varietal to pair with food. We like to pair this wine with seafood dishes such as Thai red curry mussels or grilled lobster. It also pairs wonderfully with egg based dishes, like a Quiche Lorraine.
|Fermentation:||Emerald Shore Vineyard & KEW Vineyard|
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel Fermented|
$15.95A new varietal to the Angels Gate family. Vinified using the Muscat grape this wine has floral and citrus notes. It is off-dry on the finish and fairly low in acidity making it a great summer sipper.