2014 Riesling, Angels Gate, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Dry & refreshing, with citrusy notes of pink grapefruit, and lemon. Very well balanced wine with bright acidity and extensive minerality.
2015 Gamay “Small Lot”, Malivoire Beamsville Bench, Ontario
Cranberry and red currant, fruity and juicy in the mouth. Darker fruit on the palate, more like cherry, showing structured tannins and great acidity. Perfect for the summer warm evenings.
An iconic blend of Niagara Cabernet Franc (43%), Cabernet Sauvignon (42%) and Merlot (15%). Aged in French and American oak for 12 months. A beautiful bouquet of black currant, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and pine tree. A full-bodied wine with rich fruit flavors of black currant and blackberry with a lingering spicy finish.
A beautiful bouquet of honey, candied nuts, sweet spice and exotic fruit; tropical fruit explosion on the palate (lychee, banana, melon, papaya). Amazing acidity alleviates the sweetness and softens syrupy mouthfeel leaving a refreshing finish. The wine is aged in older French and American oak barrels for added complexity.
Luscious on the palate with flavors of pomegranate and cherry. Soft and supple tannins and the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity provide great mouth-feel. Aging in older French oak barrels (10% of wine) gives complexity and elevates the flavor.Other recommended producers:
Norman Hardie, Pearl Morissette, Cave Spring, Inniskillin (ice wine)Where to buy Canadian wine
If you can’t find those wines I’ve tried in Toronto, you can still get the style and familiarize yourself with local varieties by exploring other producers. Otherwise, just visit Toronto, it’s only an hour flight from New York. Before you go check out my Toronto Travel Tips here.