Showing characters of citrus fruit and watermelon on the nose, the palate is lively with tangerine and pink grapefruit.
Gamay Noir is a grape variety that is most famous for producing the light, fruit-driven red wines of Beaujolais. While it offers fresh, red-fruit and candied aromas, the wines can also be deep and complex. The first vintage of Gamay Noir in Canada goes back to 1978; the grape has taken firm root throughout the country ever since.
Nestled on a peninsula on the north shore of Lake Ontario, a short drive from Kingston, the Prince Edward County wine region sits on a bed of porous limestone. This is crucial for creating the mineral, brightly acidic wines the region is known for. The vineyards benefit from breezes off of Lake Ontario, keeping the temperature down on hot summer days and cool at night. “The County” was first settled in the late 18th Century and, after years of farmland agriculture, began growing grapes in earnest by the early 2000s.
Selected vineyards from the Niagara Region, known for superior quality Gamay and Pinot Noir.
Gamay, Pinot Noir and Zweigelt were all vinified separately, in stainless steel, with short 72-hour skin contact to gather colour. The wine is then blended and aged in stainless steel until bottling.