Vintages #12837. Deep ruby in colour with a tawny hue. Perfumed blackberry and plum nose. Medium bodied, sweet black fruit flavour. (Appassionante is play on the term Appassimento—the drying of harvested grapes before fermentation, as in Amarone. Although the taste of this sweeter wine is nearer Recioto della Valpolicella.)
Moray Tawse, the owner of Tawse winery in Vineland, made the cover of Britain's prestigious Decanter Magazine with his Tawse Estate Chardonnay 2011. Moray purchased the old Thomas & Vaughan winery in Beamsville in 2009 and renamed it Redstone. This wine is light straw in colour; it has a spicy pear bouquet with vanilla oak. Medium-bodied, dry and elegant, it's beautifully balanced with great length.
A delightfully fresh, crisp and minerally Prosecco, nicely balanced with a judicious splash of residual sweetness.
At 14% alcohol, this wine speaks to a ripe vintage. Dense purple colour; there’s vanilla oak spice on the nose that mingles with cedar and blueberry tones. Medium-bodied and dry, it’s soft on the palate and easy drinking with a firm tannic finish.
Mainly Carignan with Cinsault, all dry farmed and sustainably grown, yields vibrant, complex red and dark berries, earthy and smoky notes before a raspberry and black cherry palate. Opens in the glass to superb black pepper and spice notes in the persistent, lingering finish.
Clear pale yellow. Medium-intensity but complex nose of lime, lemon and flowers. Full-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and a long finish. Interesting flavours of peaches, apples and citrus, with zesty lemony acidity from the Vermentino grapes. Drink up.