Ok, I realize that ‘eh’ is usually used in the context of a question, but I just had to use ‘eh’ in the subject line since I’m in Canada this week. (I am still working on my creativity and photography skills.)
Although I have had many Canadian ice wines, I have never tried a Canadian red, so my mission for this trip is simple – expand my palate, taste a bunch of Canadian reds, and bring back a few. Admittedly, I have never considered Canada a serious producer of anything other than ice wine, but I am keeping an open mind.
My first Canadian red (just wish I could embed a cheesy drum roll audio clip here)… Inniskillin 2007 Reserve Series Pinot Noir made from fruit from the Niagara Peninsula. Located in the Provence of Ontario, the Niagara Peninsula has the largest planted area of all the viticultural areas (VQA) in Canada with 13,600 acres under vine. Thirty-two varietals are grown in The Niagara Peninsula (surprised by that fun fact).
Although I have not had much luck here in Canada in terms of finding a nice red (yet), I must say Canada could win the ‘Friendliest Locals in The World’ award. It’s interesting how friendly and social the Canadians are.