A white wine, yes, from a field blend of Grenache, Viognier and Marsanne that was destemmed. It has an expressive and exotic nose of lemon tart, melon, nutty stone fruits and light spice notes. In the mouth, ripe peach and lemon-lime flavours dominate, but there are hints of roasted almonds, spice and smokiness on the finish. A complex, unique and totally delicious “white” red wine. Drink or hold this wine for a couple of years.
Opens with shy floral and delicate fruity scents, broadening on the palate with intense green-fruit flavours supported by bright acidity and a touch of mineral on the finish.
Pale amber, pure nose of hops and malt in equal proportions. Clean, it smells of “nature.” Flavourful, nicely refreshing with a touch of citrus. Long aftertaste.
This has a nice core of apple, melon, pineapple and pear flavours with a rich texture, hint of spice and racy, mineral finish lingering with a touch of tropical fruit.
This Tempranillo-based red is deep purple in colour, holding well for a 12-year-old wine. Cedary-sandalwood notes of oak mingle with strawberries and pencil-lead notes on the nose. Medium-bodied and dry, it’s beautifully balanced with lively acidity and a firm structure.
This Melon de Bourgogne has a lovely nose of lemon curd, grapefruit, lime zest and lifted white flowers. It’s pure and fresh on the palate with lemon-lime, apple and pear flavours is a fresh and lively style. Bring on the oysters!
The Bosc family has always had a deft hand with Franc, and their bottling is consistently one of Ontario’s best. The wine is a medium cherry colour and beckons with tobacco, cassis, raspberries, spice and incense. It is full bodied with excellent length. The tannins are solid, so hold it until 2012 and then drink it until 2018.