This estate-grown, barrel-fermented Chardonnay spent 11 months 'sur lie' in French barriques and underwent malolactic fermentation with monthly lees stirring. The wine appears as a bright straw colour in the glass and the nose offers up ripe pear, apple, Meyer lemon, vanilla and oak flavours. The palate is rich and creamy with more stone fruit flavours and undertones of caramelized brown sugar, nutmeg and a lively acid backbone that structures the wine.
This traditional method, bottle fermented sparkling wine is made from high quality, hand-picked, bunch sorted Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. It celebrates the balance of knowledge, passion and creativity of the winemaker, professors, and students who all pursue excellence in the field of winemaking and viticulture at Niagara College. The wine shows elegant aromatics of apple and lemon, buttered toast and roasted hazelnut, with a fine, creamy mousse and fresh vibrant acidity.
A very approachable, medium-bodied red, the Gamay Noir grape does well in our regional growing season, producing here a light ruby coloured wine with violet tinges. The nose offers aromas of strawberry, raspberry jam, ripe cherries, with undertones of cedar and dark chocolate. The palate offers soft tannins, with deeper notes of smoke, pepper spice and sweet vanilla.
Blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir grapes nad made in stainless steel tanks, this wine offers pleasing flavours and aromas of strawberry, cherry and raisins. Easy drinking and great for maknig summer cocktails like sangrias and wine spritzers.
Rich aromas of sweet tobacco, berries, candied beet and black cherry, this Pinot offers raspberry and vanilla bean on the palate. It is medium bodied with supple tannins, which leads to a long and lingering finish.
The 2018 Tom Thomson White Canoe is a unique vintage blend of six noble grape varieties. A core of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, both fermented in French oak barrels form the foundation of this dry white, while smaller volumes of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Viognier, each fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and matured for 6 months in cellar before blending, build on top of this to form a harmonious whole that is round and structured but also has aromatic lift, fruit intensity and a delicate floral character.
This sweet wine was fermented in 3rd fill French oak barrels to add complexity and structure to its naturally concentrated fruit flavours. Appearing light golden-yellow in colour, the nose offers intense aromatics of marmalade, honey, poached pear and apricot compote, with a hint of ginger and baking spice lingering in the background. The palate is luscious and full, with a balanced acidity and a long finish.
The 2018 Tom Thomson Algonquin Red is a unique vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, barrel-aged in French oak cooperage for 11 months before blending. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes bring deep dark cherry and plum flavours, Cabernet Franc imparts flavours of raspberry, currant, spice and dried herbs, while the Merlot adds weight and texture and ripe fruit notes of strawberry and a little cocoa.
This medium-bodied red wine exhibits much of the elegance and attractive perfume that Cabernet Franc grape grown in a cool climate is known for. The nose offers raspberry, red currant, violets and hot peppers, while the palate is crisp and bright with fine, moderate tannins and a lasting, flavourful finish.