This Week’s Wine Picks from Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County includes a large island in southern Ontario has two claims to fame: some of the finest wineries in Canada and one of the country’s best beaches – Sandbanks.
Well we had some great success in our wine tour earlier this week.
Thanks to Darrin, Maggie (Sandbanks E W), Katekyn (Huff E W), Cory (CAS counsel) and everyone else for their great suggestions and recommendations.
So Far the Boca Noir had been a big hit.
Here this week’s picks:
Baco Noir Reserve VQA (0)
Intense fruit notes of blackberry and chocolate. Toasted oak barrel aged
Baco Noir VQA (1)
A full-bodied red wine with intense plum and wild cherry flavours.Notes of toasted oak provide a lingering finish. Our signature wine
Dunes VQA (1)
An impressive white wine with a peach and floral bouquet and a hint of passion fruit. Excellent with light meals.
Rosé VQA (1)
Luscious aromas and brilliant flavours of rich raspberry, tangerine, and pink grapefruit. This is a refreshing wine that is excellent as an aperitif or served with grilled chicken or fish.
2007 Merlot Reserve
A proud graduate of the classic Ontario ’07 vintage. Dark garnet in colour and front-loaded with aromas of tobacco leaf, black cherry, savoury thyme and juniper berries. The palate is treated to eau-de-vie Kirsch cherry flavours, roasted coffee bean and toasted oak.
2010 Pinot Gris
Innocence and Purity. Lively white floral, lemon zest, beeswax and almond aromas characterize our zesty 2010 version. A backbone of acidity on distinctly mineral frame is highlighted by flavours of green apple and tart lemon and grapefruit notes on the way to a crisp appealing finish. An ideal aperitif wine.
Tasting notes are provided by the wineries.
To learn more about the Sandbanks Winery visit them online at http://www.sandbankswinery.com/index.asp
Huff Estates Winery is also online at http://www.huffestates.ca/index.php
A map of Prince Edward County and local wineries is available from the PEC Chamber at www.pecchamber.com there is also a taste trail map here http://tastetrail.ca/taste-trail/route/ or on google at http://bit.ly/IBHqnS
An added bonus at the Sandbanks winery is their selection of local cheeses which are also available to purchase.