The 2012s are here!

open-box The 2012 harvest was a very exciting one in Niagara, because conditions were optimal for producing intense aromatic wines. If its from 2012, give it try. Here are some top picks from an exceptional growing season:

Continuing their theme of “We’ve got a wine for that”, Jackson Triggs Winery has released their 2011 and 2012 Grand Reserve Wines from select grapes and select vineyards–to great fanfare.

tranJT-GR-Gewurztraminer 2012 Grand Reserve Gewurztraminer has intense floral and spicy tones from crushed grapes with 36 hours of skin contact followed by immediate pressing and cold settling, inoculated with a yeast strain that enhanced the.

grsauv 2012 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc skin contact to last for 4 to 6 hours to extract the aromas and the structure of the juice. Citrus and tropical fruit are abundant on the nose with underlying tones of lemon grass and herbs. This is a great summer wine.

riesling 2012 Grand Reserve Riesling crushed and cold settled the grapes and then the juice was cold fermented to retain its intense fruit bouquet and delicate flavours.

tranWhite-Meritage 2012 Grand Reserve White Meritage unique blend of two classic grape varieties-Sauvignon Blanc (70%) and Semillon (30%). The majority of this wine was fermented in stainless steel with 10% of the Sauvignon Blanc barrel fermented to add increased texture and complexity.

grshiraz 2011 Grand Reserve Shiraz is the result of 4 days of cold maceration followed by 19 days of fermentation/maceration before being barrel aged for 18 months in French and American oak, which has enabled rich aromas of black current, spice and pepper.

pinot 2011 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir is full bodied and velvety with notes of strawberry and plum. Cold pressed and cold soaked; fermented for seven days followed by extended skin maceration; and barrel aged for 8 month exclusively in French oak.

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