Nova Scotia’s most iconic wine is now sold across Canada as well as Japan. This latest vintage shows light pink tinge in the glass with signature perfumed floral and berry fruit scents and a trace of green herb. Flavours of strawberry lead off on the palate together with background citrus and cranberry, backed by gentle fizz and a touch of sweetness balanced by bright acidity and mineral grip.
Dark ruby. Deep, fruity nose with generous oak. Thick and even a little rough at this early stage, it needs time to round off its edges. Very tight near the finish. Wait.
Matured 9 months in French oak (45% new), but the fruit remains in charge. The nose delights with toasty baked apple. The lively-yet-rich mid-palate highlights fresh citrus and ripe peach, while the finish wraps up with toasted walnut. Serve with elegant seafood bisque.
Scents of bitter cherry and a whiff of herb shift to generously ripe cherry flavours supported by moderate tannins and lively appetizing acidity on the palate. A solid, characteristic, food-friendly Chianti.
Classic varietal aromas of intense violets, blueberry and red berries strike the nose. Fresh acidity and supple tannins balance well with the rich red- and black-berried fruit. Subtle vanilla, spicy nutmeg and lingering mineral unfurl on the finish. Serve with hearty red meat dishes.
Valpolicella is one of the most versatile wines for both red meats and rich pasta dishes. Veneto producers are now making it in a more robust style. This wine is a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta. Deep ruby in colour with a mature rim, it offers a spicy, earthy nose of plums and vanilla. It’s medium-bodied, with raisiny-plum flavours and a sandalwood note on the finish.
This is a dry white fruit wine made from 90% certified organic Asian pears and 10% certified organic Euro pears aged briefly in French oak. So enticing on the nose with aromas of poached pear, soft vanilla and a nice smoky ginger note. It’s rich and full-bodied on the palate with ripe and spicy pear flavours and a fairly dry profile.