Amber ale with aromas of raisins, citrus and gentle hops; flavours of light citrus and malts with a dry, nutty, slightly hoppy finish.
Deep ruby in colour; cedary, red and blackcurrant aromas topped by a minty note; medium-bodied, dry, reminiscent of Loire-style Cabernet Franc. Well made with good length and nicely integrated oak.
Buy this by the case — a great-value house wine. Dense purple-black in colour, it has an earthy, spicy, blackberry nose. The wine is full-bodied and dry but creamy on the palate with well-extracted black fruit flavours and a firm finish.
This is sourced from the Bassermann-Jordan estate vineyards in Ruppertsberg, fermented wild and without any additives. Alluring nose of stones, lemon verbena, tangerine pear skin and a wash of petrol on the juicy, pulpy, cushioned core. Dry and honey-sheened, this matches well the bitter pithiness of the citrus against underripe orchard fruit, all bedded with stones, plumped with Pfalz generosity, and finishing with a swipe of anise.
Chenin Blanc from Chinon; this is from 10-year-old organic vines on clay and limestone soils, fermented wild and aged in neutral barrel. Earthy lees, apple skin, fennel, wild herbs and meadow flowers are scented with subtle honeysuckle and anchored by a weighted clay base. Chiseled, chalky acidity focuses the streamlined palate to a lingering, stony finish. Purity plus depth; this savoury and characterful Chenin is memorable and worth seeking out.
This is Gabbiano’s finest expression of Sangiovese, with an interesting and complex nose of black cherry, plum, smoky spices and blackcurrant jam. It’s old-school Chianti with savoury fruit on the palate and touches of liquorice, tar and wood spices. Enjoy with roasted red meats rich in spices.
Always one of Niagara’s top Rieslings. The highly aromatic nose shows bright lime, apple, ginger, tangerine and lovely integrated wild-honey notes. It has good, tangy fruit on the palate and shows an array of interesting citrus, guava, ginger spice, green apple and nectarine fruit through a lifted, bright finish.