WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
4x 2018 Chardonnay
4x 2018 Chamboulé Pinot Noir
4x 2019 Va-et-Vient Meritage
4x 2018 Chardonnay Niagara Peninsula VQA
A Chardonnay of classic proportions, this is a wine built on the often-contrasting pillars of precision and richness. It blooms out of the glass with dewy orchard fruit and white flowers. An ample, satiating mouthfeel is pinned on a long, elegant stream of saline freshness and a finish that's zesty and firm.
Alcohol: 13% /vol
Residual Sugar: <2g/L
4x 2018 Chamboulé Pinot Noir Niagara Peninsula VQA
100% Pinot Noir from our 19th Street and Home Farm vineyards. A wine of molten energy, breezy elegance and dappled light. The bouquet streams out of the glass, enveloping and delicate with notes of roses, summer cherries and rose geraniums. The palate is nuanced, dancing in between the darkness of spice and ripe fruit and the light of sour cherries and hay fields. Fine-grained tannins are wrapped in velvet fruit and the wine glides and tiptoes and taps with the precision and airiness of Fred Astaire.
Our 2018 Chamboulé comes from our 19 th Street (and Home Farm) vineyards. The fruit was harvested on October 20 th and 30 th /31 st respectively. The wines were fermented 100% whole cluster fruit and aged in a combination of demi muids and barrels (19 th vineyard fruit) and a combination of concrete and foudre (Home Farm fruit). The wines aged 17 months before being blended and aged for an additional 3 months, for a total of 20 months of élévage.
Alcohol: 12% /vol
Residual Sugar: <2g/L
4x 2019 Va-et-Vient Meritage Ontario VQA
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is our first Meritage blend. It is an aromatic wine combining the Cabernets' spice with round aromas of dark fruit. The palate is meaty, but firm; it’s full of energy, yet it brims with dark red fruit you can bite in and remains positively vibrant. The density of flavours permeating the mouth is unmistakable and the finish is spicy, bright and invigorating.
2019 Va et Vient is a blend of 48% Cabernet Franc (Home Farm Vineyard), 39% Cabernet Sauvignon (Redfoot Vineyard) and 13% Merlot (Redfoot Vineyard). All three grapes were processed as 100% destemmed fruit and fermented in a combination of large concrete tanks and oak vats. Fermentations by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily and completed by mid December 2019. The wines aged separately in their fermentati on vessels on lees and without racking until March 2020 when they were blended and left to age for an additional two months.
Alcohol: 11.5% /vol
Residual Sugar: <2 g/L
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)|
|Style||Smooth and silky reds|
|Grapes||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Duck breast, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Scallop, Veal roasted, White Meat|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Wine Type||Red, White|
|Price of Case||$432.00|
High demand and short supply has become the norm for Pearl Morissette, whose skyrocketing fame knows no bounds. Burgundy trained François Morissette is on our list of top-shelf Canadian producers who consistently deliver some of the most gorgeous wines imaginable. They are uncompromising wines of terroir that easily transcend the boundaries of the Niagara Peninsula.
François’ career in wine began in his early 20s when he spent a year working for Domaine Alain Gras in Saint-Romain, learning about the traditional winemaking methods of the region. Once he moved back to Quebec, he worked towards becoming a sommelier and spent the rest of the 1990s building some of the most ambitious wine lists in both Quebec and Ontario.
In 2000, the call of the vines was to loud to ignore and he moved back to France to pursue winemaking full-time, working for some of the most famous producers in the Côte d’Or including Frédéric Mugnier in Chambolle-Musigny, Christian Gouges of Domaine Henri Gouges in Nuits-Saint-Georges and Domaine Roulot in Meursault. After 7 years in Burgundy, he returned to Canada with an eye to make his own wine using the knowledge he gained abroad, and it wasn’t long before he found a partner (Mel Pearl, a developer in Toronto) with whom to make it all happen.
The estate now owns two vineyards: the 19th Street Vineyard in the Twenty Mile Beach VQA and the home vineyard which is next to the winery, that is part of the Creek Shore VQA.