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Fickle and Fabulous Pinot Noir

By Stocked Cellars on Sep 21, 2020

If you were to ask winemakers from around the world to describe Pinot Noir in a single word, the result just might be a resounding “Fickle!” Indeed, this stubborn grape has challenged the world’s most accomplished viticulturists and winemakers, while melting the hearts and palates of wine lovers everywhere. In Canada we have some ideal growing conditions and excellent options for Pinot Noir wine buy online.

Pinot Noir is fruity and savory. It loves a sunny day, yet thrives in a cooler climate. It must be harvested at just the right time: too soon, and the grapes will be sour and tasteless; too late, and you’ve got a big vat of grapes perfect for making jam. But when it is good it is very, very good and it is easy to buy some excellent Pinot Noir red wine online. And, although many winemakers in some of the world’s hotspots (California, Oregon, New Zealand) have failed to bring out the best of Pinot Noir, two areas in Canada – Okanagan and Niagara – are showing the world how it’s done.

Here are two of our top picks for Pinot Noir red wine buy online that you can order with home delivery from Stocked Cellars’ curated wine collection:

King’s Court Estate Winery

A seventh-generation, family-owned and operated winery located in the Niagara Region of Ontario with its ancestral roots in Germany. The head vintner of King’s Court Estate winery is Josef Zimmermann – the 6th generation winemaker in the family lineage. He immigrated to Canada in the 1970’s, and then in 1988 established King’s Court Estate Winery in St. Catharines, Ontario. Since then the winery has been producing award-winning VQA Ontario wines including the 2017 Pinot Noir. This wine is clear and bright red colour fading to a water white rim. The nose presents cherries, cocoa bean aromas, with roses and vanilla notes. Sour cherries and red currants combined with crisp acidity to give a lasting finish. Choose this Pinot Noir wine, buy online, and enjoy convenient home delivery.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

One of the Niagara Region’s oldest wineries. After leaving Germany to open a winery in Canada, winemaker Herbert Konzelmann chose the location along the shores of Lake Ontario in Niagara-on-the- Lake because the micro-climate reminded him of Alsace, France. It boasts a wonderful balance of sun, soil, airflow, and moisture conditions that is ideal for making clean, aromatic, fruity wines. This could be the secret to Konzelmann Estate Winery’s exceptional Pinot Noirs including their InterVin International Wine Awards winner.

Pinot Noir lends itself perfectly to so many occasions and menus. Order Pinot Noir red wine online and enjoy with everything from chicken, lamb, and pork to salmon, tuna, stir-fries, and milder cheeses.

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