2017 HUNGRY POINT PINOT NOIR

2017 HUNGRY POINT PINOT NOIR

27.95

VQA PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

ESTATE GROWN AND BOTTLED

750 mL

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Estate Vineyards

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.

Tasting Notes

Dry, medium weight, medium acidity with soft tannins, the nose is inviting with dried rose petals and red field berries. A burst of red and black berry flavours with dried herbs and light floral characters and a  hint of toasted smoke on the finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Pairs beautifully with a variety of foods such as hearty bean dishes like lentil soup or grilled shitake mushrooms. Try it with dishes with a hint of smoky flavour like lightly smoked beet salad, pork chops with smoked cranberry sauce or smoked salmon/trout. Also, the perfect wine to pair with game meat like roasted venison or bison stew with wild mushrooms.

Critical Acclaim

“This showcases superb value, complexity, low alcohol, purity of fruit, near-perfect balance of sweet and tang flavours and a lengthy mouth-watering aftertaste. Floral notes, piquant spice and berry fruit aromas precede a balanced and beautiful mouthful of spice-infused flavour with ripe red raspberry, strawberry and crunchy pie cherry melding with hints of minerality. It’s medium bodied with good texture and a lip-smacking finish. Grand to sip on its own, it pours well with duck confit, coq au vin or prawn and chorizo paella. Kudos to winemaker Dan Sullivan and his magic touch.” Score 92 Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com

 “This is light bodied, typically pale County pinot with ruby-garnet colour. The nose is nicely lifted with classic cool climate cranberry-rhubarb-currant fruit, some cinnamon, fine herbs and gentle spice. It is sour-edged and a touch volatile with a slightly creamy, sweeter sheen on the palate. Tannins are hardly worth mentioning. The length is very good. Chill a little.” David Lawrason, WineAlign.com

“A lean, taut Pinot at first, opening up to notes of cherry and cranberry with dried floral undertones. It’s a lighter pinot stylistically and, like the soil the vines are planted in, there is a distinctive mineral core supporting the fruit. Fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins balance the whole.” Michael Lowe, winesinniaga.com