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Small Lot Pinot Noir, 2017

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2017 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12.5% ALC/VOL

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Pinot Noir

Critic's Rating89 pts


Aromas convey pink cherry, blueberry and dried herbs. This silky-textured wine is assertively flavoured of raspberry, black currant, rhubarb and cinnamon.

Sourced between September 25th and October 5th from the Moira and Mottiar Vineyards as grape sugars averaged 21.5° Brix.

The larger (55%) share of the juice completed primary fermentation in small stainless-steel vats. The remaining 45% fermented in a concrete tank. This was followed by malolactic fermentation and ageing for nine months in 228-L French oak barrels, only 10% of which were new. Bottled in August 2018.

At the time of bottling, the wine was measured at 12.5% alcohol, 0 grams per litre residual sugar, 6.3 grams per litre titratable acidity and 3.72 pH.

Only 434 cases were produced. Enjoy now to 2024.

Vegan friendly.

Food Companions: Best served near 14° C with mushroom strudel, roast turkey with full trimmings or Cornish hen. A food friendly Pinot - this is the most popular with our restauranteurs.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

89 pts

- Tony Aspler


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2019.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: VQA Beamsville Bench
Vineyard: Moira and Mottiar Vineyards
Cases Produced: 434


Appearance: Light ruby colour.
Nose: Red plum, tobacco leaf nose with a note of ripe rhubarb and oak.
Palate: Light to medium-body, dry with lifted flavours of cherry and red plum and an engaging floral finish. A touch of tannin on the finish gives structure to the wine.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Drink in 2020, through 2021.


Food Pairing: Alfredo linguini with salmon, sweet potato casserole, turkey meatballs with cranberry sauce, beef and barley stew, and pesto chicken bake with feta and olives.

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