Niagara Pennisula – Canada

Climate: Cold

Soil:

  • Clay, Silt, and Sand
  • Clay helps soak up water
  • Silt and sand lets the water drain.

Grape Varieties:

Red Wine

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Baco Noir
  • Gamay Noir

White Wine

  • Riesling
  • Chardonnay
  • Vidal Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer

Region: Niagara Peninsula

  • Harvest at -10C
  • The Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA)
    • The official body that regulates the Canadian wine industry. Winemakers in VQA must follow strict regulations governing how they produce and label their wines.

 

“The climate of Ontario is very much tempered by large bodies of water as it is bordered to the south by the Great Lakes. This has the effect of maintaining a climate temperate enough to grow grapes for wine production.”

 

 

Historic Figures

– Jackson-Triggs

– Paul Bosc (Chateau des Charmes)

Elaine Triggs – Culmina Family state

 

Sources:

The Sommelier Prep Course – Gibson

Jancis Robinson’s Wine Course – Jancis Robinson

www.vqaontario.com/Wines/VarietalStyles

 

 

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