Norman Hardie County Pinot Noir Prince Edward County 2014
Few years have past already since the first time I had a sip of Norman Hardie’s wines. Then came something special that is there everytime I open one of his wine, either from one grape variety of a blend, a red or a white, with a preference for the ones coming from the County over those from Niagara. Since then I follow their activities and I’ve visited the winery a few times already (and ate many of the wood fire oven pizzas they do, the best one I had!). But behind the wines, there are people, a shared passion and that man, Norman Hardie.
Then came that specific County Pinot Noir wine from the 2014 vintage…
Ligh ruby color. Aromas and flavors of red berries where cherries lead the way, spices notes, but that freshness, it’s so pure with a long ineral finish that amaze me. Perfect balance and so tasty. The best Pinot Noir I had from that producer. And the 10,9% is just a bonus, I like that! Excellent (91)
Made of Pinot Noir. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels. Alcohol level of 10,9%
Available at the winery or at the LCBO for 45,00$
Norman Hardie’s website: normanhardie.com
Norman Hardie’s wines are represented in Québec by Vin Dame Jeanne: vindamejeanne.com