2016 HUNGRY POINT PINOT NOIR
VQA PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
ESTATE GROWN & BOTTLED
Availability Winery Retail, Online
The land where we chose to establish our roots was traditionally known as “Hungry Point” where conditions were dry, winds were harsh and shallow rooted plants did not always thrive. It turns out vinifera grapes are right at home here. The vines dig deep into the earth gathering enough water and nutrition from the mineral-rich clay to produce ripe, concentrated fruit. The Pinot Noir is sourced from our South and West estate vineyards planted in 2003 and 2004.
The Hungry Point Pinot Noir opens with fragrant roses and red berry aromas on the nose, with dry, bright acidity and soft tannins. Flavours of raspberry, blackberry and black currant stand out with touches of herbaceous and toasty vanilla characters and hints of spice on the finish.
Food Pairing Suggestions
This exceptional wine pairs with dishes made from hearty beans, mushrooms or lentils as well as pizza or pasta dishes with tomato sauce. It is also the perfect wine to pair with game meat like roasted venison or lamb dishes. For cheeses, try delicately flavoured types with smoky or nutty flavours like Gouda or Gruyère.
“Piquant spice, red berry fruit and tobacco leaf aromas provide segue to a fine line of tangy acidity expressed as crunchy red currant, ripe red cherry and racy cranberry spreading over the palate, providing a tangy finish. This is nicely balanced and light on its feet with flecks of earthiness and wisps of beetroot and minerality on the medium-plus aftertaste. This pours particularly well with coq au vin or red pizza.” ****1/2 Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com