2015 Vieni Gamay Noir – 2016 Wildass Rosé

2015 Vieni Gamay Noir – 2016 Wildass Rosé

2015 Vieni Gamay Noir – Vintages 498519 – $17.95 – ****½ – The intensity of everything in this wine will make you want to stand up and applaud it. The nose is rich black cherry and climbs out of the glass with such concentration it feels like an invasion of the senses. The concentration of fruit flavours in the glass feels like great cru Beaujolais. This finishes with nicely balanced acidity and a hint of…

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Vieni Momenti Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé – 2013 Wildass Red

Vieni Momenti Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé – 2013 Wildass Red

Vieni Momenti Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé – Vintages 486357 – $16.95 – ***½+ – The bottle says extra dry, but you will be doing a double take when you take your first nose of the wine in your glass. This smells like candied strawberry, and cherry – Everything about the aroma of this wine screams sweet and light. This is clearly designed to be enjoyed on a patio in the summer… and then you take…

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Icewine Gala and Festival 2016

Icewine Gala and Festival 2016

For anyone who has been reading my writing over the past few years they know that one of my mantras is that “Visiting wine country in the off season is the best time of year to do it”. This time of year the staff at the wineries have all taken a huge sigh of relief from the harvest that has just passed. The recent Icewine harvest took place a little later than usual thanks to…

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2012 Vieni Gamay Noir

2012 Vieni Gamay Noir

2012 Vieni Gamay Noir – Winery Only – $17.95 – ****+ – This was the gold medal winner at the Ontario Wine Awards.  Coming from the hot 2012 vintage this wine still keeps all the signature qualities of great Gamay.  The flavours are nice concentrated Cherry with hints of pepper on the finish.  There is fantastic balance with acidity on the finish.  This Gamay that reminds me of very good Beaujolais Villages, with nice complexity…

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