Pretty bouquet of dusty cherries, plums and evergreen. The mouthfeel is lush and elegant, with flavors of dark cherries, red raspberries, clove, cinnamon, and tea. The lengthy finish is complex and inviting. Only 135 cases made. Winemaker, François Morissette is classically trained, having worked on the Grand Cru terroirs of Frédéric Mugnier of Chambolle Musigny, Christian Gouges of Domaine Henri Gouges, and Jean-Marc of Domaine Roulot. Further oenological training was also undertaken at L’Université de Dijon. François attempts to uncover the inherent nature of each and every vintage. The result of this focused dedication is a selection of wines that speak for themselves. Excellent value!
Winery Philosophy: "In this parcel of Niagara, we honour authenticity in everything we do. In wine, in food, and in life. There is no dogma. There is no premeditated outcome. We take a pragmatic approach in seeking what nature has intended. Which is why these wines are based less on what we do, and more on what we don’t do. At times, we stand alone. But that’s fine. Our wine is not for everyone."
Winemaking: "We don’t imitate. We don’t emulate.Through a process of exploration and experimentation, we produce limited quantities of quality wine that reveal the beauty of our Niagara wine region.Like any craft, a great discipline is knowing when to do nothing at all. With this in mind, we remain very hands-off with low levels of intervention. Our job is to guide the wine as opposed to fixing the wine. Our grapes are carefully hand-picked solely on the basis of skin maturity. This approach enables each grape to impart its unique character in every glass."