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Château Holiday 6 Pack

$99.00

Six wines that are perfect for celebrating with family and friends this Holiday Season. Each purchase includes a complimentary Icewine Jelly (value $7.95) plus free shipping:

  • 1 x Brut Sparkling (750ml)
  • 1 x Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 x Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • 1 x Gamay Noir Droit
  • 1 x Old Vines Pinot Noir
  • 1 x Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Winemaker's Notes

BRUT SPARKLING 

Our Brut is a classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in the traditional method. We bottle age this wine on the lees (yeast) for a minimum of one year and disgorge each bottle just before it leaves our hands, the practice of “RD” or recently disgorged; a sign of quality and attention to detail on the part of the producer. On the nose, it should remind you of lemon, lime and toasted bread. The creamy texture is punctuated by fine, persistent bubbles.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

We bottle this wine in a clear Bordeaux-shaped bottle so you can see how clean and vibrant the wine is. You can also see from the colour that it’s unoaked. This is the way we like Sauvignon Blanc; fragrant with classic hints of gooseberry and citrus fruit with an herbal note on the finish. We chose to use a screwcap on this wine to signal that we believe this wine is best enjoyed young.

BARREL-FERMENTED CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is still one of the most popular white varieties in the world. It may have to do with how versatile it can be; you can have unoaked, lightly oaked and full-on, no-holds-barred woody Chardonnay. We believe that if you are going to oak-age any wine it should be done judiciously so the fruit notes can still come through and this is a terrific example of that approach. This Chardonnay was barrel fermented with extended lees contact and aged for about nine months in the same French oak barrels. It has a creamy, buttery texture with melon and pear flavours. The wine is quite rich and can develop in the bottle for a few years.

GAMAY NOIR DROIT

In the early ’80s Paul was doing routine inspections in the vineyard and noticed a single Gamay Noir vine growing straight up and taller than the others in the block. He was interested in the potential of this vine so we took cuttings and propagated the vine and eventually made wine from these specific grapes. The wine did have some of the classic Gamay characteristics, cherry flavours and a medium body style, but there was also a layer of complexity that was a pleasant surprise.

Gamay ‘Droit’ also has warm spicy notes and a hint of smokiness that is quite lovely. It is also higher in alcohol making it more mid-weight in style. The wine was different enough from standard Gamay that we thought we actually had a different clone on our hands. Once the genetic testing was done we found out that Canada’s first vinifera vine was born right in our vineyard! We were granted International Plant Breeders’ Rights, a sort of patent, so no one else in the world can grow this vine or make this wine called Gamay Noir ‘Droit’. Because this wine is so interesting in the glass we decided to not oak age it. What you taste is the unique flavours of Gamay ‘Droit’.

OLD VINES PINOT NOIR

Testing and tasting are both very important parts of the winemaking process. Myself, Paul Sr. and members of the winemaking team pull samples regularly to assess the progress of our wines. When we tested this batch of Pinot Noir it was clear that it was a stand-out.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The grape bunches for this Cabernet Sauvignon were hand-sorted right in the vineyard and only high-quality bunches made the grade. This hands-on approach continued in the cellar with ten months of aging in French oak barrels and regular stirring of the lees. The wine is vibrant with mouth-watering black cherry, dark chocolate and warm spice notes wrapped in toasty vanilla. Classic old-world style Cab Sauv. It’s ready to drink now but will continue to evolve in the bottle over the next few years.

 

Vineyard Manager's Notes

BRUT SPARKLING

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for our Brut are among the first grapes we pick each year. We hand select bunches right in the vineyard looking for good ripeness while still retaining high acidity. We include grapes from all four of our vineyard sites in order to help maintain the consistency of aromas and flavours in the cuvée each year.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

The grapes for this wine were sourced exclusively from our vineyards. We hand select the fruit as it is being picked to make sure only top quality grape bunches are used. We choose fruit from several of our different vineyards; silty, mineral-rich soils from those located in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation and some from the heavier clay-based soils from the St. David’s Bench sub-appellation to add depth and character. All the while making sure we are farming our vineyards responsibly and sustainably as we have done since 1978.

BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY

The grapes for this wine were sourced exclusively from our vineyards. We hand select the fruit as it is being picked to make sure only top quality grape bunches are used. We choose fruit from several of our different vineyards; silty, mineral rich soils from those located in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation and some from the heavier clay-based soils from the St. David’s Bench sub-appellation to add depth and character. All the while making sure we are farming our vineyards responsibly and sustainably, like we have done since 1978.

GAMAY NOIR DROIT

Initially, we thought this ‘droit’ or upright vine would ease some of the trellising work done by hand. These vines have particularly strong tendrils and sturdier canes which help the vine grow straighter. All we have to do is make sure they are growing in-between the wires. Gamay ‘Droit’ grapes mature about two weeks later than standard Gamay Noir so we need to be particularly vigilant for signs of break down so we can prevent problems and allow the grapes to fully mature.

OLD VINES PINOT NOIR

Producing wine in a cool climate means grapes spend more time on the vine, which results in rich layered wines. However, the longer Pinot Noir (a notoriously thin-skinned grape) stays on the vine, the more likely there are to be challenges. The slightest bit of moisture in the air can spell trouble so it is critical that we stay vigilant during the growing season. Our sustainable practices mean we are in the vineyards routinely so we can spot the beginnings of a problem and stop it from developing.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The grapes for this wine were grown exclusively in our vineyards. We believe we are custodians of the land and have been practising sustainable agriculture right from the beginning. We made this Cabernet Sauvignon by selecting grapes from more than one of our vineyards. The tradition of sourcing grapes from different vineyards adds character and dimension to wine, and this is a fine example. Our vineyards thrived by very carefully managing the yield from each vine. The result was fully mature, ripe grapes that were brimming with flavour.

Bosc Family Food Pairings

BRUT SPARKLING 

Good sparkling wine is one of those wines that will pair with just about anything; from popcorn to the most elegant canapé. Take a leaf of Belgian endive, add a tablespoon of C’est Bon Chévre and garnish with Grimo’s heartnuts and a drizzle of local clover honey.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon Blanc has gained popularity over the past couple of years. We think it’s because it’s fresh and easy drinking but the zip of acidity also makes it a versatile food wine. Our Sauv Blanc is a great example of this style. It works well with salads topped with vinaigrette as well as simple oysters on the half shell.

BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY

This classic Chardonnay is a picture of balance – fruit, acid, oak and alcohol working together to create a wonderfully versatile food wine. Try it with a simple Caesar salad topped with Niagara-on-the-Lake’s own Pingue prosciutto that has been dried in the oven then crumbled over the salad.

GAMAY NOIR DROIT

This is our “go-to” summer BBQ wine. No matter what is on the grill, Gamay ‘Droit’ is a terrific match. One of our favourite rib recipes has a sauce made from olive oil, honey, any fresh herbs you have, garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and minced jalapeño. Chill down the wine for about 10 minutes and voilà, gourmet back deck BBQ! In the winter it works beautifully with a hearty lasagna or a double-cut Ontario pork chop topped with a mushroom & herb sauce.

OLD VINES PINOT NOIR

Due to its high acidity and low tannin content, our ‘Old Vines’ Pinot Noir is light enough for grilled fish but complex enough to stand up to richer fare, such as roast chicken or beef stew.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Your favourite steak has met its match!

Technical Notes

BRUT SPARKLING 

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
N/A 12.5%  20.7˚ 3.28 5.1 2877 8.6 g/L

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
September 11 13% 21.5˚ 3.1 6.3 3832 6.3 g/L

BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
October 10 12.6% 21.6˚ 3.54 4.7 2132 1.5 g/L

GAMAY NOIR DROIT

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
October 5 12.5% 23.2˚ 3.48 5.3 1100 2 g/L

OLD VINES PINOT NOIR

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
October 5 13% 23˚ 3.45 4.5 493 1.7 g/L

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
October 7 12.5% 22.8˚ 3.44 6 4797 0.8 g/L

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