Rosé & Skin Contact

  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2017
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
In 2016, our first vintage of "Tornado" Pinot Gris was a result of an unexpected Tornado warning just after we had loaded the press and started pressing. We rolled the press drum so it would hold the juice and skins, shut the power off, covered it with a tarp and rode out the storm. Once the storm had passed the next morning, we pressed the must and out came this beautiful, highly aromatic, slightly pink juice. The juice was racked and put in old barrels to ferment and age. Each year we follow the tradition of making this wine, fortunately not under the duress of a potential tornado.
This attractive slightly pink skin contact wine has a beautiful nose of fresh all spice and citrus. On the palate there is a delicate spicy, viscous quality without the wine being cloying. The wine is unfiltered and was bottled with minimal sulphur additions. Delicious anytime after 11am.

$3500

Including Tax

In 2016, our first vintage of "Tornado" Pinot Gris was a result of an unexpected Tornado warning just after we had loaded the press and started pressing. We rolled the press drum so it would hold the juice and skins, shut the power off, covered it with a tarp and rode out the storm. Once the storm had passed the next morning, we pressed the must and out came this beautiful, highly aromatic, slightly pink juice. The juice was racked and put to old barrels to ferment and age. Each year we follow the tradition of making this wine, fortunately not under the duress of a potential tornado. The wine is unfiltered, unfined and was bottled with minimal sulphur additions.
This attractive slightly pink skin contact wine has a beautiful nose of fresh all spice and citrus. On the palate there is a delicate spicy, viscous quality without the wine being cloying. Delicious on the patio watching the sun go down or with light summer fare.
After small lot experiments in ’13 and ’14 with skin contact wines, Norman is excited to release his 1st skin contact White. Norman chose Gewurztraminer because of its aromatic quality, lovely skins, and great tannic structure. The grapes spent 30+ days on the skins before a gentle basket press. The juice was fermented with 100% indigenous yeasts and the wine was racked post-pressing into 2 neutral white 225L French oak barrels. 18 months of élevage allowed for natural micro-oxidization to allow the wine to breathe and develop beautifully. Less than 50 cases produced.
Enticing nose of potpourri, rosewater, pink grapefruit pith and crunchy starfruit with a glimmer of resin-drenched juniper berry adding wild complexity! Fresh tart lychee fruit and florals on the palate finishing dry and clean. Beautiful texture and tannin - a delight for the senses.
Hand harvested, hand sorted blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Syrah. Free run juice pumped back over skins and cold soaked overnight. Whole bunch gentle press. Fermented by wild yeasts in neutral oak barrel undergoing partial malolactic fermentation. Blend aged gracefully on fine lees in barrel, then spent an additional 6 months in stainless steel before bottling with minimal sulphur dosage.
A beautiful, dry wine in the style of fresh Loire Valley rose. Berry fruit, watermelon and lightly peppery nose, with an exhilarating palate of stony mineral notes, bright nervy acidity and refined texture. An excellent rose to drink by itself on a patio, or easy pairing with food.
A beautiful, dry wine in the style of fresh Loire Valley rose. Berry fruit and lightly floral nose, with an exhilarating palate of mineral notes, bright acid and texture. An excellent rose to drink by itself on a patio, or easy pairing with food.
100% Prince Edward County Pinot Noir. Destemmed into bins with 6 hours of skin maceration. Pressed into stainless steel. Fermented cold in stainless steel and transferred to older 500 l barrels for 3 months. No malolactic fermentation to preserve freshness and acidity.
With a subtle salmon colour this refreshing wine has aromas of fresh red fruit balanced with crisp acidity. Made in a classic French style, the palate offers great texture while retaining bright acidity on the finish. Suggested Drinkability Window: Now through 2014.