Traditionally, Ontario wine agencies and countries with significant exports to Ontario organize portfolio tasting during May .
This year so far, Burgundy domaine – , New Zealand-, Greece-, Oregon- and California wineries proudly poured their products to an eager public and the trade.
Italian wineries stage their annual tasting in November. In June Chianti producers’ come to Toronto to showcase their wines and later, Italian food processors, and wineries offer their products.
Galleon is the up scale offshoot of a large agency, and for the first time organized its portfolio tasting. The agency’s portfolio includes Queylus, a small quality oriented winery in the Niagara Peninsula.
This winery, although small, is much revered by sommeliers for its pinot noir, chardonnay and Bordeaux blends. In all, 30 wines were available to taste, but I tasted 28.
Some of the wines are special imports (allow six to eight weeks), consignment products (two to three days). A few will be offered as Vintages releases.
Page Blanche Blanc de Blancs Champagne Grand cru, JM Labruyere
Anthologie Brut Rose, JM Labruyere
Prologue Brut, JM Labruyere
(All above are special imports)
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru,2014, Domaine Gaston et Pierre Ravaut, Burgundy
Chablis, 2015, Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Fevre, Burgundy
Chablis Vaulorent, 2014, Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Fevre, Burgundy
Sancerre, 2016, Domaine Franck Millet, Loire Valley
Russian River Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, 2015, Patz and Hall, Sonoma County, California
Curtefranca Bianco, 2016, Ca del Bosco, Veneto, Italy
Corton Grand Cru Les Hautes Mourottes, 2013, Domaine Ravaut, Burgundy
Grand Reserve Merlot/Cabernet Franc, 2012, Domaine Queylus, Niagara Peninsula
Tradition Cabernet Franc, 2013, Domaine Queylus, Niagara Peninsula
Nuits St Georges, 2015, Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2014, Patz and Hall, Sonoma County
Red Mountain, 2013, Col Solare, Washington
$ 81.75 (Will be released November 26 as a Vintages wine)
Maurizio Zanella Sebino Rosso, 2013, Ca Del Bosco, Veneto, Italy
For orders contact Debbie Shing