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Wine Of The Week – Southbrook Connect White 2010

October 5, 2011 9:50 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Southbrook BottleVQA Niagara, Ontario

89 Points, Gord Stimmell

I love it when I find a wine that’s so low in alcohol yet so packed with flavour! It means you can enjoy it over an evening without falling asleep on the sofa at 7pm. This wine is liquid refreshment: light floral notes, white peach and melon. It’s slightly off-dry (a touch of sweetness) which makes it perfect for dishes with a little sweetness or spice, such as glazed ham or light to medium curries and Asian fare. The bonus is that this wine is organic. Food matches: seafood, salad, pork.

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Wine Of The Week – Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2009

August 3, 2011 10:22 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2009Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

WINEMAKING NOTES:
After harvest, the fruit was immediately pressed with no skin contact and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the primary fruit aromas. Over five different yeast cultures were used to increase complexity and mouthfeel without over manipulation. Malolactic fermentation is inhibited.

TASTING NOTE:
Light straw colour in the glass, with aromas of golden apples and orange blossom. Light-to-medium in body with clean, crisp acidity. The first taste brings out fresh peach and quince. After resting in the glass, notes of creme caramel and melon become apparent.

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