Estate: Inniskillin Wines is a pioneer winery founded by Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser in 1974. The estate is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario in Ontario Canada. The land was originally a farm owned by Colonel Cooper in the 1800’s, and the estate takes its name from his Irish Regiment, the Inniskilling Fusiliers. Thru the years additional lands were purchased and the vineyard acreage increased to over several hundred acres, including expansion into the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Beginning in 1989 their Icewine has consistently garnered many international awards, bringing the worlds attention to the character, variety and quality of Canadian wines. The estate emphasizes sustainable practices on every level, even introducing a program in which grape pomace [the skin and seeds] are used to generate clean, renewable electricity for both the winery and homes in the Niagara region.
Winemaking: Since 2007 Bruce Nicholson has been the winemaker at Inniskillin. The Niagara Estate Series label wines are crafted “from select vineyards that express the varietal styles and exceptional flavours of the grape types grown throughout the Niagara region”.
Tasting Notes: Bright red with coral hints in colour, with aromas of fresh strawberry and hints of wildflowers. Easy drinking and versatile, with sweet strawberry and tart cranberry flavours running atop an undercurrent of balancing acidity, whilst floral elements introduce the clean, smooth, dry finish.
100% Pinot Noir
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Enjoy now thru 2016