The blend is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pugnitello (a revived ancient local variety), with a smaller quantity of Petit Verdot. Aged for 20 months in French oak barriques and an additional 8–10 months in bottle prior to release. Complex, refined dark fruit, cinnamon, clove, a whiff of green herb and piquant blackcurrant on the nose give way to ripe, generously rounded fruit, a splash of milk chocolate, well-modulated tannins and a harmoniously integrated finish.
A complex nose of yellow plum, fresh sliced apple, vanilla cream, honey, lanolin and spice are all in play. Mid-weight, there is sound acidity, and it is ready to drink.
Pinot Noir is the winemaker’s Holy Grail and Ontario is beginning to make some stunning examples. Mature ruby in colour, Rockway’s Pinot has an earthy, cherry nose backed by a light oak note. It’s medium-bodied, dry, offering plum and cherry flavours with a spicy note and balancing acidity.
Good varietal Pinot character with red cherry and vanilla on the nose and gentle cherry and raspberry in the mouth. A light, easy-drinking style to pair with charcuterie.
Bright golden honey colour revealing floral blossom, ripe apple and honeyed scents. Sweet, honeyed apple flavours on the palate are tempered by a warming sensation imparted by the 8% blend of Ironworks Bluenose Rum in the mix.
Clear pale yellow. Complex nose of flowers, oranges, pineapples and pears. From a hot year, this is surprisingly full-bodied and rich, with sweet peach, apricot, lemon and lime flavours followed by a graceful, long, minerally finish. If you like your SBs rich and unoaked, this is for you.
Partially barrel-fermented, this Sauvignon Blanc gushes gooseberry, passion fruit, tomato vine, fruit salad, herbs and vanilla on the nose. On the palate, peach, citrus and honey chime in. Long finish with vibrant acidity and a touch of sweetness makes for a superb pairing with crab cakes or pasta primavera topped with feta cheese.