LE22 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

VIOGNIER, ROUSSANNE & MARSANNE are the only three white wine grapes permitted to be grown in Northern Rhône. 

Tantalizing peach, apricot, and Meyer lemon flavours, just hinting at honeysuckle and brioche. This textured wine leans to the fuller side but stays smooth and fresh with elegant balance. 

MEDIUM-FULL BODY & DRY | 13%

 

Wine Pairing Recipe!

Easy yet elegant, these savoury pastries are perfect for the fruity palate and balanced acidity of the LE22 Viognier Roussane Marsanne. 
(view/download pdf)

LE22 Aglianico Barbera

Aglianico (‘ali-yawn-nico’), considered one of Italy’s 3 greatest wine grapes, partners with popular Barbera to create a balanced blend with big personality. You’ll savour every sip of this big Italian red. 

A balanced blend with big personality. Dominant flavours of black cherry, pepper spice, blackberry and plum are enhanced with licorice, dried herbs, and a light mineral note. This is a wine to sit back with, sip and savour. 

FULL BODY & DRY | 14% 

 

Food Pairing Recipe!

Even with a few clever shortcuts, lasagna is a labour of love – but so worth the effort. So, take your time, pour a glass of wine and enjoy the process as you make this beloved dish to share with family and friends. 
(view/download pdf)

 

LE22 Pinot Grigio Gewürztraminer

THIS UNIQUE DUO is a New World take on the historic Gewürz-Pinot Gris field blends of Alsace, France. Distinctive & delicious Gewürztraminer brings a new dimension to perennial favourite Pinot Grigio. 

Juicy and refreshing with a kiss of sweetness and loads of character. Juicy peach and bright citrus, with underlying flavours of lychee, cantaloupe, and light notes of ginger spice and lemon zest. 

MEDIUM BODY & OFF-DRY | 12.5% 

 


Food Pairing Recipe!

Nutty, sweet and a little smoky, these skewers can be served as an appetizer or weeknight main course and are delicious with our juicy and citrusy LE22 Pinot Grigio Gewürztraminer. 
(view/download pdf)

 

 

LE22 Malbec Bonarda Syrah

This food-friendly blend of Argentina’s favourite red varietals has it all – red fruit, dark berry, spice, vanilla and chocolate. Mendoza’s altitude is key to these concentrated flavours and zesty acidity.
BONARDA is the 2nd most planted grape in Argentina. Its punchy fruit flavours and soft tannins make is a great blending partner.

FULL BODY & DRY | 14%
 

Food Pairing Recipe!

A beefy, garlicky burger accented with rosemary and a tangy yet creamy blue cheese sauce; this is a match made in backyard barbecue heaven. 
(view/download pdf)

 

LE22 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

This classic combination never disappoints. Cab Sauv and Merlot were made for each other and it shows in this silky, seamless blend. 
A classic combination. Black currant and dried herb aromas lead to a palate stacked with layers of deep cherry, black fruit, baking spice and mocha. A concentrated and seamless blend with silky tannin.

MEDIUM-FULL BODY & DRY | 13%

 

Wine pairing recipe!  

Up your appetizer game with this Perfect Party Pairing. The earthy, meaty flavours of these flavourful mushrooms are the ideal partner to our silky LE22 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend. 
(view/download pdf)

 

Introducing Winexpert LE22

LIMITED RELEASE. UNLIMITED ADVENTURE.

Introducing Winexpert LE22!  A collection of unique and exciting wines, from classic varietals to exceptional blends.

Click images for full view, info on each variety…

       

This stellar selection is available for a limited time, by pre-order only, UNTIL NOV 10th.

Email or call us to learn more and reserve your LE22 vintages today!

cheers@glasshalffull.ca

905-339-1603

Sweeten up your Fall Season!

Sweeten up your Fall season with 2 delicious new offerings from Winexpert…. Après dessert wines!

Chocolate – Raspberry dessert wine

Warm cherries and plums are supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. Balanced sweetness with a lingering raspberry finish.
17.5% alc

Vanilla – Bourbon dessert wine

This decadent dessert wine is elevated with warm vanilla and smooth sweet bourbon aromas and flavour.
17.5% alc

Available this October ONLY.

Contact us for price and Reserve yours now!
cheers@glasshalffull.ca
905-339-1603

Why do you age red wine – but not white wine?


The aging of wine, typically red wine, to improve its quality, depth, and character is an element to wine that distinguishes it from other consumable goods/drinks.

The aging of wine also augments wine’s cherished mystique.

Something grand is happening inside that barrel, or bottle, that’s beyond the control of meddling human hands. You make the best wine you possibly can, and wait to see the results.

It’s a thrilling (and nerve-racking!) process!

As wine ages, it’s youthful characteristics gradually change, become paler in color, and muted in astringency.

The ‘rougher’ tannins of a young robust wine slowly soften for a smoother, rounder mouthfeel in its maturity.

The color intensity and opacity of red wine also dramatically change, taking on more amber and orange hues, shedding its inky purple and red vibrancy of youth.

Such changes occur in aging wine due to the phenolic compounds producing various chemical reactions.

Such compound reactions aggregate molecules to bind together, eventually creating larger particles in the wine, which then separate and form visible sediment, a clear sign of an aged wine. The sediment is then most often separated from the rest of the drinkable wine via decanting.

And aging red wine but not white is more the rule of thumb than an absolute statement.

Chardonnay for example, is a white wine whose oaky palette and character is defined by its barrel aging. And there are some sweet whites and fortified wines that also are designed to age well, although honestly, this is rare to come by.

But yes, the majority of white wines – given their fragility and lower antioxidant content – are produced to be consumed as they are released into the market.

But here’s the zinger..  Even most commercial red wines fall into this category today.

As a matter of fact, very few wines of any variety possess the potential to improve with further aging. According to Jancis Robinson, a Master of Wine, only the top 10% of all red wines and top 5% of all white wines have this ability! Plus, only 1% of all wines can improve beyond a decade of aging.

Generally speaking, the vast majority of wines on the market today begin losing vibrancy in color and aromatic bouquet between 6 – 24 months in the bottle, depending on the wine varietal being stored.

The rule of thumb is simple, though: the lower a wine’s pH level, the higher the capacity for improving with age.

Plus, higher phenolic density in a wine, which usually distinguishes reds from whites, will also improve chances for successful aging.


Original article by: Melinda
From: enjoyhopewellvalleywines.com/wine-faq.html 

August Wine Specials


For the month of August we’re offering specials on the following Winexpert wines.
 
Classic 4-week
Red: Shiraz California
 
Reserve 6-week
White Riesling, California
Red: Pinot Noir, Chile

Bonus Special:
Barrel-Aged Niagara Chardonnay
30 750ml bottles
NR Chardonnay is available in 15 750 ml bottles

Contact us for sale prices and to reserve!
cheers@glasshalffull.ca

Cheers!