2015 Pinot Noir - Growers Blend
- Pinot Noir
- VQA Niagara Peninsula
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2018 - 2021
- Winemaking Notes
At first glance this wine captivates you with a beautiful ruby colour, and the warm aromas of ripe red cherries, subtle vanilla spice, and a deep earthy undertone. Soft tannins with expressive acidity round out the palate with the return of rich red cherry notes, complemented by a savoury and smoky element.
- Growing Conditions
Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand-leaf removal and hand-harvest. The Growers Blend series, first introduced in 2008, was conceived to showcase the Niagara Peninsula sites where Pinot expresses its full potential and to capture how it performs in a given vintage.
- Food Pairing
This Grower’s Blend Pinot Noir will pair beautifully with cherry glazed pork, with a side of truffle mashed potatoes, mushroom risotto or your favourite pizza.
- Tasting Notes
The Grower’s Blend is yet another Tawse pinot noir that needs a couple of years to settle, flesh and comply so here things have loosened for change. This 2015 is prettier, softer and finer, with thanks to some maturing older vine fruit, a really workable vintage and a deeper understanding. Earthy hematic and ferric notes still persist but they are already relegated to the background, with polished cherry and strawberry fruit up front. Still delivers some grip and form behaviour but only for balance. Lovely example of Peninsula pinot noir, in the end. Drink 2017-2021.