Maple in the County and a new wine for the Closson Chase family – a Pinot Gris
March 19 is a special day at Closson Chase. We are celebrating Maple in the County with the release of the inaugural 2015 CLOSSON CHASE K.J. WATSON VINEYARD PINOT GRIS VQA FOUR MILE CREEK; a veritable taste of summer 2015 in a glass.
The wine shows a delicate gold hue in the glass. The nose opens with aromatic tropical fruits, floral and honey notes with a hint of black licorice. On the palate, it is clean and steely with mineral and citrus, finishing with crisp acidity and round flavours. Suggested pairing: pan seared Pickerel with a pan jus au beurre or roast rabbit with roasted barley risotto. The wine was cool temperature fermented at 16 ⁰C in stainless steel tanks for 10 days, then cold stabilized to 0⁰C after fermentation. The result a refreshing wine with rich depth. A real crowd pleaser!
Winemaker Keith Tyers is bringing back his popular maple inspired pairing: Lobster Mac and Cheese made with Black River Maple Cheddar, a superior blend of medium-aged, fine artisan cheddar and Prince Edward County’s pure maple syrup. The cost of the wine tasting and pairing is $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Storehouse Foodbank. Bring the whole family to celebrate the labor of our local maple producers with family friendly programming taking place all weekend.