New in Ontario Wineries

• The following Tawse wines are available by the case for daily home, office or restaurant delivery online at Tawse Winery or for pick up by the bottle or case at the winery at 3955 Cherry Ave, Vineland ON.

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Tawse Estate Chardonnay 2013
VQA Niagara Peninsula $37.95 (344804) 12.5% alcohol
The fruit for this elegant Chardonnay was sourced from 4 vineyard sites and spent 16 months in French oak before bottling. Lovely aromas of yellow apple, white peach, lemon-lime with slight floral and mineral notes, replay on the palate. This is dry, medium bodied, crisp and refreshing with a lengthy, tangy citrus and mineral finish. Enjoy alongside salad topped with grilled salmon. (Lisa Isabelle)

• The following Quarry Road Chardonnay is also available through LBCO direct delivery

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Tawse Quarry Road Chardonnay 2013
VQA Twenty Mile Bench $35.35 (111989) 12.5% alcohol
This 100% Chardonnay was whole-bunch pressed, fermented with indigenous yeast and aged 16 months in French oak prior to bottling. Butterscotch, vanilla and spice aromas are joined by tangy citrus and crisp orchard fruit on the nose. The palate is fresh and lively showcasing crisp green apple, zesty citrus with spice and mineral notes adding interest. Dry, medium bodied, it’s beautifully balanced and offers a lasting mouth-watering finish. (Lisa Isabelle)

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Tawse Cherry Avenue Pinot Noir 2012
VQA Twenty Mile Bench $48.95 (398347) 13.5% alcohol
Red fruit aromas—cherry, cranberry and red currant—are complimented by spice, cocoa bean and a lovely floral note on the nose. Notions of baking spice, vanilla and earth garnish the fleshy, ripe fruit flavours on the palate. Dry, mid weight, there’s an impressive freshness to the texture and a distinct mineral note that lasts through the lengthy finish. (Lisa Isabelle)