Ombré Gris, Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery, Prince Edward County VQA, Ontario, 2018, 12.5% abv.

Today was an historic day – America inaugurated its 46th president, and its first BIPOC and female vice-president.  At the very least, the event – and the evening’s celebratory concert – called for a unique wine to celebrate with.

Cue the Ombré Gris, a très cool, unfined and unfiltered blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc held on its skins for 36 hours to coax that beautiful shade of tangerine.

The nose and palate of this amber wine, show rich stone fruit, citrusy satsuma, lemon verbena, honeysuckle, and beeswax  Augmented by some nutty notes and salinity, this wine has fabulous mouth feel, and lightly grippy tannins that would make it a perfect partner to anything salty, textured, layered, or fragrant.

The winery, Grange of Prince Edward, is located due south of Belleville, and east of Toronto on the northern shores of Lake Ontario.  Owned and managed by Caroline Granger and her daughter Maggie, the winery produces several unique products, and practices sustainable stewardship of their vineyards.

The Granger Girls’ Ombré Gris proved to be the perfect wine for today’s celebration.

This bottle was provided gratis by Vinnified Wine Club, January 2021.


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