January 2017

Ottawa, ON


Matt’s review: Gamay Noir is becoming increasingly popular with wine lovers for its food friendly and refreshing characteristics. Furthermore, it just happens that Ontario is one of the top producers of world-class Gamay (second only to the French wine region Beaujolais where they produce exclusively Gamay), so we’ve got some great Gamay wines to choose from right here in Ontario. 13th Street Winery has become known as a leader in the production of premium Ontario Gamay Noir and this is a great value-priced offering. Their 2015 vintage Gamay Noir shows dark berries, dark cherry, and pepper on the nose. The palate is juicy and fresh with tart dark fruit, tangy cherry, and savoury smoked meat. Enjoy this wine with Port and black cherry-braised lamb shank. A fantastic pairing! Only 800 cases produced so this wine won’t last long but will be great when enjoyed now until 2020. Tasted January 2017. 89 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.mattswinepicks.com

Available at LCBO – $19.95