Prince Edward County Pinot Noir

Norman Hardie

Pronunciation
pea-no new-are
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Norman Hardie
Region
Canada
Oenologist
Norman Hardie

Overview

Norman Hardie’s winery is in the southwest corner of Prince Edward County, Ontario on a distinct soil type called Hillier limestone. It is predominately dark clay littered with pieces of calcerous limestone ranging in size from small pebbles to large stones. This soil type, almost identical to Burgundy ’s Cote d’Or, is the key to the unique qualities to Norman ’s wines. Because of Prince Edward County ’s climate and soil, it is perfectly suited to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Norman also aims for a restrained style of winemaking, with balance, finesse, and agebility.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir
Vinification
Cold soaking of the fruit is followed by a short maceration and fermenting in open-top tanks.
Aging
A mixture of French oak barrels from Allier, Nevers, Limousin and Troncais forests.
Alcohol
11.9%
| Appearance
Vibrant cherry red
| Aroma
Full bouquet of rich, vibrant raspberry and cherry fruit, flowers, mineral and spice
| Taste
All in finese and delicacy, wit pure red fruit, mineral, earth and a spicy floral note.
| Serving Suggestions
Roasted Steelhead, veal and mild cheeses.

Prince Edward County Pinot Noir

Suggested Retail:
$38.00
CSPC#:
740109
Available Sizes:
750ml