Wines of The Month! June Edition
Each month, get a winemaker’s selection of wines picked with a theme in mind.
In June, we focus on The Wines of Summer — four wines that match the summer vibes including our new ’16 Chardonnay Musqué and ’16 Oak-Aged Gewürztraminer! A review of the latter is included below!
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Chardonnay Musqué — Pre-Release
2016 Gewürztraminer (Oak-Aged) — New
2016 Vintner’s Weiss
Trail Estate Gewürztraminer 2016
Review by Michael Godel, WineAlign, April 15, 2018
Few winemakers in Ontario are as curious, aloof and serious about making gewürztraminer like this,“looking through that window, into the delicate place.” The changing of mind is so important during the process because it shows an understanding of both mistake and possibility. Mackenzie Brisbois takes a spoon of Niagara Lakeview fruit (Glen Elgin/Wismer farmed), puts it through a whole cluster press, a fermentation in old oak and then wait a minute. An about face transfer to stainless steel tank (just after a few days) because it is too reductive, but then sends it back to old wood where it remains for about nine months. Bottles back in September of 2017. The result is a gewürz that finishes dry (under 3 g/L) so delicate for a customer’s palate, with lots of lemon and lime but never searing, perfect for cold smoked or tataki prepared salmon. Bitter pith note but it dissipates, as does the acidity so keep in mind this is floral and fine. “The delicate place. The questions it raise. The delicate place yeah.” Enjoy it now and gimme fiction. Drink 2018-2021. Tasted April 2018.
About Wines of The Month
Our Newest Wine Club is also our most eclectic!
Each month, get a winemaker’s selection of wines picked with a theme in mind. Each selection may include our newest wines, a vertical of back vintages, or even other hard-to-find wines we like to drink.
Only $110 (inclusive of shipping)
Flexibility of choice in 1-, 3-, 6- & 12-month options.
July — Chardonnay (9 slots avail.)
August — Pét Nat (5 slots avail.)
September — Cabernet Franc (11 slots avail.)