Shows cherry fruit, chocolate and spice on the nose. Rich dark cherry and chocolate flavours reprise on the palate with lightly firm tannins, good acidity and lingering fruit, spice and chocolate on the finish. Leans towards the New-World style.
Their 10th vintage grabs your attention with an aromatic burst of just-sliced green apple and freshly-zested lime. Live-wire acidity and tangy flavours of pink grapefruit, guava, peach and that ever-present lime and green apple. Well-balanced honey notes on the light-footed, off-dry finish. Fish tacos are the ticket.
Subtle interplay of nutty, toasty and fruity aromas lead into rich, fruity malt flavours with some orange citrus and coffee/chocolate character, dry hoppy bitterness and contrasting fruity sweetness on the finish.
This was the winner in the category of best Pinot Gris at this year’s Cuvee awards. Not cheap, but it puts many an Ontario Gris (or Grigio) to shame. Mid weight, it delivers peaches, apple, mineral, grapefruit and gooseberries. There is weight, but no heaviness, thanks to the wonderful acidity.
Very pale. Elegant nose of citrus, limestone and delicate petrol notes. Semi-dry on the palate, this is a fine expression of the variety that drinks well now.
2012 gave some very classic wines in Chablis. Very pale yellow. Sharp nose, aromatic with mineral and citrus notes. Lively acidity; the delicious citrus taste has precision and intensity in the mid-palate. Finish is round with great length. Drinks well now and over the next few years.
Cortona is small region east of Montepulciano that deserves some attention. This blend of Syrah (90%) plus Merlot and Sangiovese has a lot to offer. Black fruits, vanilla and toasted notes fill the glass. Intense and generous in the mouth, it is ripe and almost thick. Quite powerful, but not excessively so and very satisfying.