NORMAN HARDIE COUNTY PINOT NOIR UNFILTERED 2017 - Straits Wine
 

NORMAN HARDIE COUNTY PINOT NOIR UNFILTERED 2017

Wine Region: VQA Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

Grape: Pinot Noir

Tasting Note

The long, sunny, warm fall of 2017 is expressed by sweet, red berry aroma and enhanced by elegantly balanced extended oak influence. The palate is ripe and loaded with flavours of red cherry, strawberry and classic beetroot with a long, lingering finish. Fresh and lively now, this wine will taste it’s best with 5-6 years in the cellar towards 2025.

92 points, John Szabo, MS, winealign.com. A typically light and delicate, silky, beautifully transparent County pinot here from Hardie, from a vintage that is proving to be far better than first expected, after a challenging season. But tough vintages highlight both the top vineyards and the most competent winemakers, evident in this
detailed and finely crafted example. I love the light cranberry and red cherry fruit, pure and refined, the light cinnamon/old oak influence, and the sapid acids and fine length. Delicate and refined all around, enjoyable now, but ultra-stable - two weeks in an opened bottle have barely affected the wine, so cellaring into the mid-late twenties should be rick-free. Tasted August 2019.

About the Winery

From Norman Hardie...
On a clay limestone hill in Prince Edward County, my passion for fine wine is put to the ultimate test. I have chosen select sites in Prince Edward County and Niagara with a magical combination of clay and limestone. These mineral driven sites are ideal and allow me to craft Pinot noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate varieties of exceptional quality and elegance. My wines tell a story of place developed from my passion and experience.


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