Pinot Noir “Defiant” 2020
Rosehall Run
Region: Ontario

Tasting Notes

Medium-bodied with plenty of fruit on the nose. Luscious red berries (raspberry, cherry, strawberry) and delicate floral notes on the palate. Lively acidity with hints of sweet toasty oak, light smoky characters and a long and lingering finish.

Pinot Noir grapes are black-skinned and typically very difficult to cultivate. This grape variety is well known internationally and is grown in most winemaking regions throughout the world. Its origins trace back to Burgundy, France. Canada has had great success with Pinot, producing renowned wine in Prince Edward County, among other regions.

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 fruit, sourced from long-standing partnerships in Niagara, as well as Estate fruit from Prince Edward County. These vineyard sites are chosen for their ability to provide fully ripe fruit, good acidity for freshness and consistent quality.

Fully ripe fruit from selected sites is gently crushed and pressed to avoid any astringent or bitter notes. This wine is all about gentle, easy-drinking quaffability. After controlled fermentation, 30% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels, a portion of it new.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Pinot Noir

Classification: VQA

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Farming Practices: Sustainable.

Residual Sugar: 3 g/l

Alcohol: 12.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable, Vegan