Karlo Estates recently released 2012 Petit Verdot typifies the flavour profile with lavender, fennel, star anise, rosewater and musk elements. It is usually full fruit with softer tannins and a lightly spiced finish. Richard has extracted these core flavours delightfully. This wine is well suited for autumn harvest cuisine.
Norm Hardy’s top-drawer wines: the Cuvée L 2012 Chardonnay and the Cuvée L 2012 Pinot Noir … blend Niagara and County fruit to showcase the best of both regions… The Chardonnay, in particular, caught my attention by its fruit notes, creaminess and a light spicy finish. The Pinot is a rich mouth of cherry, licorice, and cranberry with hints of smoked bacon and a lingering acidic finish.
2011 Pinot Noir from Domaine Darius … shows a washed garnet in the glass, whose nose is a ripe red berry explosion,with straw stable “compost” nuance, and a teasing spicy cherry finish. Crafted by David Gillingham, it is a delightful wine
Domaine Darius was super. David and Joni Gillingham authentically handcraft their wines in small production, offering up a compact repertoire of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a very impressive Gewürztraminer. There is a lot of attention to detail here, inspiring wine lovers and critics alike.
2013 Broken Stone Chardonnay … displayed a range of washed straw where the wine touches the glass, developing to a deeper more golden in the centre… By Chadsey’s Cairns 2013 White Horse that … that touched the glass was almost translucent, while the center glowed with a straw and light lime hue. Two examples with different visuals.
Many companies offer wonderful wine tours that not only impart knowledge, but also allow you to taste and enjoy the full experience. If you are conducting your own tour, I suggest that you not only employ a designated driver within your group, but alternate the designated driver day by day. Everyone then enjoys the experience and, if you take notes, everyone shares in the collective tastings.
Welcome to East & Main
Your hosts, Kimberly and David, want the memory of the best in local fare to bring you back to Prince Edward County. Their idea: provide luxury comfort food, but use fresh local ingredients with perfect service that never intrudes upon the camaraderie of good friends. Wellington offered the natural intersection for wine, produce and country casual.