"This gamay is full of beautiful fruit character without tasting like a candy store. Fresh red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate aromas abound along with a nice layer of spice and wood notes, courtesy of eight months of maturation in French oak barrels. You’ll notice a nice sustained cooling effect carrying delicious flavours of tart red fruits hanging out with a sweet note of kirsch liqueur and a hint of forest floor and spice, wrapped in a blanket of soft tannin. Super approachable and versatile, this medium-bodied convivial red is delicious with Veal scaloppini with tomato caper sauce or simply on its own."
92 points / Great Value - WineCurrent, Feb 2020
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)|
|Alcohol||13% alc. / vol.|
|Style||Juicy, fruity reds|
|Farming Method||Organic, Sustainable, Traditional|
|Price of Case||US$227.40|
Situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, Tawse is a family-owned organic winery. A life-long lover of wine, Burgundy in particular, founder Moray Tawse purchased the Cherry Avenue property in 2001 after realizing the great potential of the Niagara Escarpment as a word-class cool-climate wine region. In 2005, he opened his state-of-the-art winery in Vineland, complete with a six-level, gravity-flow design, geo-thermal system and a wetland bio-filter.
The inspiration for Moray’s eponymous Niagara property came from his love of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Uniting traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology, Tawse and the award-winning winemaking team of Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede, is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.
At Tawse, winemaking begins in the vineyards. We proudly apply rigorous organic methods to every aspect of our production from grape-growing to winemaking and Ecocert seals appear on all wines made from our estate fruit.
Today, having acquired over 200 acres (5 vineyards) and being named Canadian Winery of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016, Tawse Winery now produces 30,000 cases of wine and has one of the largest portfolios of organic wines in the Niagara region.