Happy Canada Day!
We are celebrating this long weekend with two things I love, Wine and BBQing. We have chosen four wine that are perfect for the long weekend and will pair well with items on the grill! Here is what we suggest...
- Le Vieux Pin with a fresh summer berry and cheese platter
- Baillie Grohman Recolte Blanc the perfect summer sipper, fresh, fruit forward and zippy acidity! Enjoy on it's own or with a crispy salad with strawberries and goat cheese.
- Baillie Grohman Pinot Noir try this with fish or shellfish on the grill
- Le Vieux Pin Petite Rouge - Grilled Pork Ribs or Sausage!
Friday June 29, 2018
Summer BBQ Wines
-Happy Canada Day-
Le Vieux Pin Petit Blanc 2017
This 2017 vintage of this unique blend is Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Chardonnay (unoaked) dominant. Few other aromatic varieties like Muscat, Marsanne and Roussanne are in the blend making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Green Citrus fruit, gooseberries, currants and touch of tropical fruits greet you on the nose. While orchard fruits are tasted on the mid palate, the finish and the core of this wine is citrus and gooseberry dominant.
Baillie-Grohman Recolte Blanc 2017
The Récolte Blanche is a bright straw with a golden hue and a nose of lifted focused honeysuckle, pear drops and melon. The rich textural palate with a long finish and great balance displays elements of tropical fruit, melon and white flowers. A fresh blend of Pinot Gris, Schoenburger, Kerner and Gewürztraminer.
Baillie-Grohman Pinot Noir 2015
The 2015 Pinot Noir Terraces is a deep carmine colour with a purple hue. The style has lifted notes of ripe wild red and black fruit with spice, cedar and game. On the palate has a rich textural palate, medium bodied with a long finish, great balance and concentration displaying notes of blackberry, lavender, and plum with truffle and spice.
Le Vieux Pin Petit Rouge 2016
This year’s blend consists mostly of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to a gorgeously warm and long summer growing season with a balanced crop. Syrah, albeit in a smaller percentage as part of the blend, still makes its presence known on both the nose and the palate with that unique spice, purple flower, and peppery notes. The palate is lively and harmonious and a great balance of fruit, tannin and acid make this wine quite versatile and very food friendly.