Inniskillin’s Winemaker’s Series and CORE SERIES are available at the LCBO, and include:
2011 Pinot Noir Rose: A popular spring/summer wine with a hint of sweetness. Easy drinking, and versatile with pairings of fresh, flavourful foods.The pink colour comes from cold soaking for 24 hours before pressing off the skins, followed by 15 days of fermenting at an average temperature of 15C in stainless steel.
2010 Cabernet Franc: Grapes blended from a variety of vineyards throughout the Niagara Peninsula are inoculated with a select strain of yeast. After eight days of fermentation, deep colours and firm tannins are extracted. French and American Oak contact for another eight months enables a more balanced and elegant palate.
2010 Two Vineyards Riesling: Premium Riesling grapes blended from vineyards in Niagara-on-the Lake and Vineland express the character of Niagara Wine Country with citric notes of lemon, lime and apple, and a soft floral aroma.
2010 Barrel Aged Pinot Gris: Pinot Gris with a touch of French oak reveals a honey dew melon, pear and apple along with a subtle integration of toasty flavours.
2011 Riesling-Pinot Grigio: An aromatic blend of 85% Riesling and 15 % Pinot Grigio is fermented in stainless steel for an average of two weeks and at an average temperature of 14-16 C. A touch of residual sugar adds balance to the crisp acidity.
We’re always excited for a “first” vintage. Creekside Winery has released their inaugural 2010 Cab-Shiraz (available at the winery) blending 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Shiraz for a rich, lush red with plenty of weight and complexity. The Cabernet Sauvignon provides the texture, the black raspberry and currant, while the Shiraz adds lighter fruit and black pepper spice. We are looking forward to pairing it with grilled meats this summer. The 2011 Cabernet Rosé (available at the winery) confirms the rise of the rosé. We like to drink pink. Casual and refreshing, this Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé pairs perfectly with sun, warmth, beach or patio. A bright cranberry, strawberry and candy nose, with a refreshing palate of lemon and tangerine acidity, calls for smoked salmon, grilled whitefish, ham or quiche.