Pale pink. Light strawberry, a salty note reminding of the sea. Delicate taste, fresh and balanced with tender acidity and a slightly fat mid-palate. Drink up.
The sage- and grass-laden banks of the South Thompson River suit this cool-climate grape. The fragrant nose wafts honeysuckle, lemon-lime and white peach. Delightful balance of citrusy acidity, ripe orchard fruits and off-dry sweetness, finishing with ripe red apple. Made me crave chili-spiced squid.
100% l’Acadie showing citrus, floral and lightly pungent herbal scent. Typical Jost style sweetness in the mouth, with honeyed citrus, apple and a suggestion of stone fruit.
Delicately perfumed blossom, mineral and stone-fruit scents with both peach and apricot flavours in the mouth. Vibrant acidity and delightful apricot notes on the very long finish.
Made from 100% Chardonnay Musqué. To fully appreciate this wine, pour it into a Burgundy bowl. On the nose, honey, orchard fruits and tropical aromas lead to a luscious but focused entry of pear, citrus and spice, elevated by appealing viscosity and an elegant mouthfeel, with more juicy citrus and zest towards the close. Enhanced by a good fruit and acid balance, with added texture from well-managed, primarily used and neutral oak, through lingering zest in the finish.
Winemaker Sue-Ann Staff has a lot of fun naming her wines. This wine is a companion to Fancy Farm Girl Flamboyant Red. The white is a Riesling offering a citrus and crabapple nose with a petrol note. It’s an off-dry, aromatic, easy-drinking wine with a soft mouthfeel.
Rennie is a small winery in the Beamsville Bench whose wines are made by Angels Gate winemaker Philip Dowell. To procure these wines, there are 2 avenues: online, or through the retail boutique at Angels Gate. The Christine Chardonnay, named after owner Christine Rennie, is a medium-bodied white wine with peach, white flowers, vanilla, caramel, honey and banana on the nose. In the mouth, it is delicate, and the acidity is on the low side. Cream, fig and spice chime in on the finale. Oh, by the way, this wine won a silver medal at this year’s Ontario Wine Awards.