My wine pick today comes from a beautiful winery in Niagara.
The owners, a blend of two families with roots in grape growing and farming came together to create a winery. A space, an environment that would showcase their common passion of wine, food and art. They have done it here. With exhibits of rotating art hanging in a stunning tasting room and sculptures outside.
On this week’s radio show… Holiday hits! What will be in your glass this season?
13th Street Winery is a specialist in Gamay.
I picked their 13th Street Gamay Noir 2012 for $19.95.
A light, fresh red wine, that delivers great fruit. This one rich, and vibrant with cherry and black fruit, good tannins, good acidity, perfect for our upcoming Sunday afternoon luncheon. I will enjoy with good friend and quite possibly a gourmet pizza!
PLATINUM AWARD from the 2015 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
Hand harvesting for each vineyard took place in early October and the grapes were vinified separately.
After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank and the wines were kept separate until blending in early spring 2014. The final blend was assembled and the wine was bottled in April.
Although this wine is 100% stainless steel fermented and aged, it shows excellent complexity, vibrant and full berry fruit all wrapped around a succulent core of acidity. This is certainly a glass full of luscious red wine that doesn’t need to be hurried into your glass and will be happy cellared for a few years if you so desire.