Maker: Pelee Island Winery
Place of origin: Pelee Island VQA, Ontario, Canda
Style: Late Harvest
Appearance: Light gold with thick, sparse legs.
Nose: Dry and mild. Light smoke, heirloom apples.
On the palate: Medium bodied. Slightly smokey and oaky. A bit of fruit with lychee and dry apple cider.
Finish: Woody and smoky but well balanced.
Parting Words: I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. The smoke (and spelling) of this wine invoke Alsace, but it’s drier with less fruit than most Alsatian Pinot Gris I’ve had, belying its late harvest status.
After tasting a couple of Pelee Island’s high end wines on my last trip to their tasting room (in Kingsville, not on the island itself) I had low expectations for this one. But this Pinot Gris is top notch.