Pinot Noir

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
Harvested from four separate sites in the Niagara Peninsula, each site contributing layers of complexity to the wine. Cold maceration of 7 days, indigenous yeast fermentation with two punch downs daily. The wine was pressed in small batches in a traditional basket press. Aged in 228L French oak barrels for 9 months. Natural malolactic fermentation, bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimum sulphur.
2016 was an exceptionally dry year in the Niagara Peninsula, resulting in beautifully feminine wine. On the nose, this wine exudes cherry and a slight earthiness. On the palate, generous red fruit notes and crunchy acidity, with expressive tannins giving way to a long, lingering finish.

$4500

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Harvested from four separate sites in the Niagara Peninsula, each site contributing layers of complexity to the wine. Cold maceration of 7 days, indigenous yeast fermentation with two punch downs daily. The wine was pressed in small batches in a traditional basket press. Aged in 228L French oak barrels for 9 months. Natural malolactic fermentation, bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimum sulfur.
2015 proved to be an excellent growing season in the Niagara Peninsula, with exceptionally high quality fruit. The resulting wine has generous red fruit notes on both the nose and palate, with more subtle complex aromas and flavours of earth, floral and dark berries. The palate shows both lightness and tension, giving way to a long, lingering finish.
A classic example of cool climate Pinot Noir, this wine exudes bright red fruit, complex earth aromas and has a lightness and tension on the palate. The palate appears to start off lightly, but builds beguiling depth with complexity of flavour as the wine opens in glass and bottle. The hallmark of this wine is its long, pure finish.
A classic example of cool climate Pinot Noir, this wine exudes bright red fruit, but at the same time has a lightness and tension on the palate. The palate appears to start off lightly, but builds beguiling depth with complexity of flavour as the wine opens in glass and bottle. The hallmark of this wine is its long, pure finish.
Grown out of a cooler year the tension in this Pinot Noir is something that we strive to achieve. Nose and palate are laced with beautiful tones of ripe raspberry, dark fruit and herbal nuances of thyme and rosemary. The palate appears to start off lightly, but builds beguiling depth with complexity of flavour as the wine opens in glass and bottle. The hallmark of this wine is its long, pure finish. Gold Medal - WineAlign 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada
Sourced from the Wismer Vineyard on the Bench, our Niagara Pinot is harvested, transported to our County facility and processed within the same day to ensure the highest quality of fruit makes it into our wine. 2010 was a vintage with very ripe fruit and solid tannin structure. 27 days on the skins and 16 months in French oak barrels.
This is a big, rich, full bodied Pinot Noir. A great introduction to Pinot Noir for those who like bigger and richer varieties. The effect of the extended skin contact left the wine exceptionally linear and taught. There is bright fruit on the palate and nose to support the structure from the skin contact. Suggested Drinkability Window: Now through 2015.