So seeing as we are doing a little bit of a throwback today with our wine picks on the radio show,I remember a wine that we tasted when we were hosting an event with a group of around twenty friends or so…and it was at the beautiful recently opened Two Sisters Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The two sisters are Angela and Melissa of the Marotta family.
Located just next door to Peller Estates and it truly is a magnificent property set among about 75 hectares I think it was of red Bordeaux varietals.
We enjoyed several of their wines. However one of the stand outs for me was the Two Sisters Eleventh Post 2011 (52% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon). We learned it was also the 2014 InterVin Gold Medal award winner. Sometimes you are just really in the mood for a deep, rich, elegant yet chewy, delicious red. This wine delivered it all. The Eleventh Post 2011 sells for $39.00 at the winery, and the 11th Post by the way is a very special place in the vineyards… for the family.
The wine is very deep in colour, inky almost, the aroma was so enticing with cocoa, creamy notes of vanilla and oak; You really can’t wait to sip after you nose the wine. On the palate full bodied, cherries and black currant, toasty oak, long finish. Congrats to Two Sisters Winery!
Our guests enjoying a toast in the stunning barrel room at Two Sisters. It was trly a remarkable visit.
Drink New Zealand and think the “King of Sauvignon Blanc”,sustainability and the meteoric rise in popularity!