WYKwinos Report No. 17

Date/Time: 25th June 2011, 11:30 a.m.

Place: Angels Gate Winery, Niagara

1st Bottle  Archangel Sauvignon Blanc     
Varietal: Sparkling Winery/Producer: Angels Gate
Type: White Year: 2008
Cost: $19.95 Region: Niagara, Ontario Canada
Food to pair:  Goat Cheese stuffed tomatoe LCBO #:
Remarks: With lots of bubbles for your enjoyment and zesty citrus notes with crisp acidity. Fruit forward and elegant, this well balanced sec doesn’t need an occasion to be enjoyed.To the nose:  Ripe apples and grapefruit with an undertone of lemon-lime.
2nd Bottle  Gewurztraminer    
Varietal:  Gewurztraminer Winery/Producer: Angels Gate  
Type: White Year: 2007  
Cost: $13.95 Region: Niagara, Ontario Canada  
Food to pair: light poultry and seafood dishes. LCBO #:  58594  
Remarks: This fresh and clean gewürztraminer offers fragrances of rose petal, lychee, and mango. Its Off dry palate displays balanced acidity with flavours of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and lime. A refreshing finish follows with pleasant warmth.  
3th Bottle SUSSRESERVE RIESLING    
Varietal: Riesling Winery/Producer: Angels Gate  
Type: White Year: 2008  
Cost: $13.95 Region: Niagara, Ontario Canada  
Food to pair: Try as an aperitif, with light seafood dishes, mildly spiced cuisine or pan fried trout. LCBO #: 620104  
Remarks: Clear, bright pale straw colour; aromas of pear, lime, mineral with peach pit notes; off dry, medium bodied, fresh and crisp, with ripe peach, lime and pear flavours; good length.  
4th Bottle  Pinot Noir    
Varietal: Pinot Noir Winery/Producer: Angels Gate  
Type: Red wine  Year: 2007  
Cost: $19.15 Region: Niagara, Ontario Canada  
Food to pair:  Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Lamb, Pheasant, and Tuna LCBO #:  
Remarks: The 2007 vintage has been hailed the best vintage that Ontario has seen in 10 years. This Pinot Noir exhibits rich berries on the nose with warm hints of vanilla and smoke undertones. The palate is just bursting with sweet cherry with a smooth velvety finish. Enjoy this Pinot on a Friday night to ring in a care free, relaxing weekend.  

Click here to see the dishes that go with the wines and other pictures taken during the tour of Angels Gate Winery.

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