- Magnotta Vidal Icewine 2003
- Willow Heights Chardonnay Sur Lie 2004
- Henry of Pelham Gamay 2004
Since it's Niagara Wine Festival time (see www.niagarawinefestival.com), I thought I would devote my recommendations this week to wines you can get from Ontario wineries.
Magnotta Vidal Icewine 2003
$27.95 for 375mL (from Magnotta stores for locations, see www.magnotta.com)
An affordable icewine.
Colour: deep amber
Nose: spicy, honey, cardamom
Taste: peachy-apricot, floral, sweet and honeyed; good length
Style: white, sweet, full-bodied
Drinkability: now 2008
Willow Heights Chardonnay Sur Lie 2004
A classy dry white wine.
Colour: medium straw
Nose: dry, stoney, crab apples
Taste: crisp, Chablis-like, clean, orange, lemon and green apple flavours
Style: white, dry, medium-bodied
Henry of Pelham Gamay 2004
As near as you get to Beaujolais in Ontario.
Colour: light ruby
Nose: earthy, cherry pit
Taste: cherry, firm structure, bright and lively, fruit and delicious
Style: red, dry, light-bodied