Wine Review – 2015 Malivoire Courtney Gamay – 2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay

Wine Review – 2015 Malivoire Courtney Gamay – 2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay

2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay – Vintages 1552 – $26.95 – ****½ – This is awesome! When you put your first sip in your mouth it goes from cream corn, to pineapple, to vanilla, to orange, to peach – the depth to this wine is outstanding. What’s great is also a very nice concentration of flavours. Great acidity to this bottle keeps it from sitting too heavy on the palate and keeps it…

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Rosé for Everyone!

Rosé for Everyone!

The Wine Writers Circle of Canada recently hosted a Rosé tasting. We had over fifty wines available to taste from various growing regions. France, Italy, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and Ontario were all present. There were a lot of great wines on the table. The table was full of surprises including my favorite french bottle from Chateau de Berne. Chateau de Berne comes in what looks like an Olive oil bottle. I try to avoid…

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Malivoire: Now with Bubbles!

Malivoire: Now with Bubbles!

Malivoire have dipped their toes into the growing pond of wineries in Ontario making sparkling wine. I say just a toe because they have only made 380 cases total of their initial releases. It’s too bad there isn’t more because they are both very good. NV Bisous Brut – Winery Only – $29.95 – ****+ – (Only 300 cases made!) This was made in the traditional method and aged on lees for for thirty seven…

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August 28 – 2013 Malivoire Gamay – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay

August 28 – 2013 Malivoire Gamay – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay

2013 Malivoire Gamay – Vintages 591313 – $17.95 – **** – The nose is dark cherries and damp earth right after a rainfall. This is textbook Cru Beaujolais with nice depth in flavours while still being a light red wine. The flavours are very concentrated cherry and just like the nose there is a nice earthiness on the finish with a soft pepperiness that rises right to the roof of your mouth. I think most…

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July 3 – 2014 Malivoire Musqué Spritz – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc

July 3 – 2014 Malivoire Musqué Spritz – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc

2014 Malivoire Musqué Spritz – Vintages 189670 – $19.95 – ***1/2+ – This is an essential wine for the summer on my patio.  It’s only 9% alcohol so it’s perfect to sip on a hot day… where it gets a little too easy to sip on wine.  Peach and Ginger are what fill your mouth with nice refreshing bubbles that help keep your palate refreshed.  This is an off dry wine but it still has…

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March 7 – 2013 Malivoire Pinot Gris – 2012 13th Street Gamay Noir

March 7 – 2013 Malivoire Pinot Gris – 2012 13th Street Gamay Noir

2013 Malivoire Pinot Gris – Vintages 591305 – $19.95 – **** – I get nostalgic whenever I see the Pinot Gris from Malivoire.  Going back to 2008 this is a wine I look forward to every year.  With a nice acidic backbone, but flavours that are more subdued than Riesling makes this particular wine even more food friendly.  What you will find on your glass are wonderful flavours of peach and white flower.  There is…

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From Italy to Ontario – Wine Tasting January 28

From Italy to Ontario – Wine Tasting January 28

On January 28th I was given the opportunity to attend a tasting in Downtown Toronto putting Italian and Ontario wines side by side.  We had the opportunity to taste through 37 wines.  It is amazing to see how well the Ontario wines hold up to the Italian wines.  I still believe that for many casual wine drinkers there is a sort of inferiority complex when it comes to drinking local.  To get over this complex…

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Eye on Red Tractor – Sideroad Twenty

The label may not be familiar but I assure you these are VQA wines.  There is a company called Sideroad Twenty, they carry an impressive portfolio of Ontario wines that can be ordered and shipped right to your door.  They carry wines from Malivoire, Creekside, Lailey, Cooper’s Hawk, Henry of Pelham and a few more.  The thing that really has me hooked about Sideroad is they also have a wine club with several options.  You…

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Wine Review June 14 – 2011 Malivoire Chardonnay – 2012 G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir

2011 Malivoire Chardonnay – Vintages 573147 – $19.95 – Chardonnay for the summer!  What goes better with a fish fry than a great, balanced Chardonnay.  From Malivoire you get a wine with great flavours of pear and peach with great subtle oak on the finish.  Flavours of Vanilla and Caramel dominate the finish of this wine with a nice pleasant lingering aftertaste.  This will go great with fish off the grill, or out of a…

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Wine Review May 3 – 2011 Tawse Sketches of Niagara Cabernet/Merlot – 2012 Malivoire Riesling

2011 Tawse Sketches Cabernet/Merlot – Vintages 130252 – $20.95 – Very juicy and loaded with ripe red fruit flavours… Raspberry, Strawberry and Cherry.  This is very smooth and dangerously easy to drink.  Medium bodied and very dry make this wine extremely versatile with food.  2012 Malivoire Riesling – Vintages 277483 – $15.95 – This is a fun wine from Malivoire that is off dry and loaded with all sorts of Citrus flavours leaning towards lemon…

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