Big Ideas is our new line of reserve wines created to highlight the depth, quality and versatility of Niagara-On-The-Lake’s Lakeshore Appellation. This quality driven approach allows us to explore various flavour profiles, winemaking techniques, and structural components of Niagara’s best growing varieties. The bottle names and labels are an homage to the lives and ideas of humanity’s greatest minds. And with that in mind, Big Ideas has been functionally crafted so they can be enjoyed immediately or laid down to enjoy over the next 5 years.
2016 Rebellious Riesling
Like Mary Wollstonecraft, this 2016 Riesling rebels against the common conception of Ontarian Rieslings. Its components are greatly integrated so that none of them stand out or dominate the other. The sweetness is fruity but melds beautifully with the acidity; the acidity in turn is completely in balance with a fresh tropicality and mineral aspect; that in turn blends right through a lingering finish of green apple and passion fruit. It is equal parts zesty, candied, light, complex and entirely too refreshing. This is a Riesling to be enjoyed with curries, Drunken Noodles, Bacon and Egg Pizza, or Honey-Soy Roasted Pork. Just make sure your company is good and celebrates the radical beauty of the individual.
2015 Classical Cabernet Franc
Plato said “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity”; and simply put, this truly is a classic Niagara Cab Franc. There are notes of smoke, herbaceousness, leather and cigar box on the nose. Great balance in structure with popping acidity and a spiciness that features cracked black pepper on the grippingly tannic finish. This Franc is young, but it is approachable right now with the promise of a rewarding half decade to come.
Available in store – $29.95