Everyone loves an underdog and Gamay, although a classic varietal, always seems to walk in the shadow of Pinot Noir. However, Gamay Noir typically offers enhanced acidity and a more fruit forward palate than the average Pinot Noir.
We treat our Gamay with as much respect as our Pinot Noir. The vines are meticulously maintained ensuring that we get a balanced crop abound with ripe fruit. As Gamay Noir is a delicate style of wine, we allow it to sit on the skins for two weeks. This helps derive colour and complexity. The wine is then barrel aged in both small and large French oak barrels to soften and mature the wine.
On the nose this wine is full of red plum, raspberry, blackberry and a hint of smoked meat. The palate is refreshing, with dominate red berry notes. With its natural acidity, Gamay Noir is a wine that resets the palate with each sip.
One of the best things about Gamay Noir is its versatility. When slightly chilled the fruit steps forward even more, while the acidity drops further into the background. This keeps the wine refreshing and is perfect for those that typically drink white wine.Gamay Noir is a real treat when served alongside grilled meats, stuffed peppers or light gravies. It is also fabulous paired with spicy chicken wings.
|Aging Process:||Barrel Aged in French Oak for 10 Months|
Our Mountainview Cabernet Franc is a blockbuster. The nose is jammed with currents, black berry, dark cherry and a hint of smoke. The oak treatment includes more than 14 months in French oak as well as the addition of appassimento fruit to increase the mouth-feel. This wine is rich and complex making it perfect for the cellar.
We enjoy pairing this Cabernet Franc with red meat, game or other full flavour dishes.
Bin 95, a limited edition wine, was hand selected for quality fruit. Made in the appassimento-style, the grapes were dried for 80 days before crushing and fermentation. Three weeks after fermentation, the wine was drained from the skins and current vintage wine was added to the skins for further maturation and extraction. This wine is a blend of these two components which enhances the fruit characteristics and produces a wine of exceptional body and complexity. 65% Cabernet Franc Appassimento and 35% Shiraz. Matured for 24 month in 600L barrels.
|Varietal:||Cabernet Franc, Shiraz|
|Aging Method:||Barrel aged in French oak for 24 months|
Our Mountainview Merlot has an intense nose of cherry, raspberry, and black plum. The oak treatment is subtle giving the terroir the opportunity to express itself while the addition of appassimento Merlot only adds to the characteristic to the wine.
We enjoy pairing this Merlot with mushroom dishes, red meat, pork loin or wood oven pizza.
Our Mountainview Pinot Noir has a complex nose with notes of cherry, raspberry, nutmeg and licorice. The oak treatment is subtle giving the terroir the opportunity to express itself, yet adds a spice and toasty characteristic to the wine. This is a Pinot Noir that can be savoured and enjoyed over the course of an evening.
We enjoy pairing this Pinot Noir with pan seared Muscovy Duck breast and duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes. It also pairs beautifully with a baked brie.
|Aging Method:||Barrel aged in French oak for 14 months|