This is the first post in my WINE 101 series! More to come! 👩🏫🍷
When it comes to wine you probably here the word "vintage" a lot. As in the 2017 Vintage or the 2016 Vintage, but what does "vintage" actually mean? Vintage basically just refers to the year the grapes were harvested and started the process of becoming wine. In my experience, not many people know where this word came from. Let me break it down for you. According to Merriam-Webster, Vint is a verb meaning "to make (wine) from fruit". Age is a reference to the year of the wine. Hence, Vintage.
Occasionally you will see "NV" where the year typically is. This just stands for "no vintage". This could be for various reasons, but commonly grapes from various years were used to create the wine and it's typically a blend of different varietals.
Fun fact: the harvest season varies depending upon which hemisphere the vineyard is in. If you're in the Northern Hemisphere (Europe, US, etc.), you harvest between August & September. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere (Argentina, Chile, Australia, etc.) you harvest between February & April. It all has to do with growing seasons.
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New Product - Niagara Hightail Merlot
We are excited to announce that we are now offering the Niagara Merlot in our High•Tail product. With vineyard-fresh grapes picked, pressed, and packed within 48 hours from the Niagara region, this Merlot will entice your senses with aromas of raspberry, cherry, cocoa and cedar. Finish with the unveiled flavours of ripe red berries, vanilla, mocha and baking spices on the palate. There is no fresher product in our line up than our High•Tail products!
Have you had a chance to try our 2014 & 2015 Robinson Reserve Pinot yet? The people have spoken and it was a huge hit at the NW Food & Wine Festival this past weekend! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we know the perfect bottle to bring with. 😉 Head to our online shop to purchase a bottle today or join our wine club for 20% off all wine purchases and first hand access to all our new vintages to come. Cheers everyone! 🍷
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Seriously, if you haven’t tried Langhe Nebbiolos, you need to! I have always been sad about the price of high quality regions like Piedmont, until I was introduced to wines like these. You get the same amazing power and structure of the greats of Barbera and Barbaresco, with a younger and more drinkable finish. Great way to explore some of the worlds more prestigious regions!
Carter | 2016 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Fortuna Vineyard | Oakville has long been one of if not our favorite region, and it’s always a joy to see how great winemakers express its beauty. Notes of red cherries, cassis, red currant, blackberries, earth, mocha and toasty oak. Fresh on the palate with a core of red and black berries, good oak integration with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good complexity, strong acid backbone and well integrated tannins make this an elegant Cabernet to enjoy over the next 10 years. Good to go right out of the bottle. | 93 points | $95 |
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Condrieu la doriane 2017
La doriane is such a balance wine, something that is hard to achieve in condrieu, but when kit happens, it makes something magical. There’s a stunning complexity and maturity yet with elegance and intensity. The smell would overwhelm the other glasses nearby.
Ex voto Ermitage Blanc 2013
The white Ex Voto is not made on every vintages. It needs to be perfect, every time, no exception. It’s the favourite wine of Eve Guigal because she always finds a familiar note of Acacia honey. It’s definitely a powerful wine so much in the aromas that are particularly unique as in the bold and divine structure.
Ex voto 2013
Absolutely massive and robust in style. This is a big ermitage even for an ermitage.
La Turque 2013
Again, 2013 is strongly showing its personality. Côte Brune and especially LA turque is already originally on spices, tannins and strength. However, 2013 brings it to a whole new level. Like Phillipe Guigal said:” It’s a Côte Brune that is very Brune”. La Mouline 2014
If there’s just one prestigious wine that you should try in your life, La Mouline might be a great candidate to consider. 2014 was an expression on elegance and finesse. Nothing’s out of place to get just the upmost pure and tender taste. The 11% of Viognier is creating and intricate layer of aromatic complexity, filled with subtlety that could be described as fine lace. It’s a seductive wine whatsoever. 📷: @winetourismmag