We were honoured to be included in the April 2016 edition of Decanter Magazine as one of five hand-picked Canadian Pinot Noir-producers nominated for the magazine’s in-depth look at Pinot – outside the motherland of Burgundy.
Our 2012 Pinot Noir was included in the tasting and despite not placing in the finalist categories – the nod to our Pinot Noir program in the such impressive international company was quite humbling for us. Many thanks to Ian D’Agata for nominating us.
The panelists were:
Stephen Brook – Brook has been a contributing editor to Decanter since 1996 and has won a clutch of awards for his writing on wine. The author of more than 30 books, his works include The Complete Bordeaux, now the definitive study of the region.
Alex Hunt MW – Purchasing director at Berkmann Wine Cellars, Hunt became a Master of Wine in 2010. His dissertation was on ripeness trends in California, and he won the medal for excellence in the tasting exam. He now writes a column on taste and tasting for JancisRobinson.com, and is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Xavier Rousset – Rousset became a Master Sommelier in 2002. Head sommelier at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons from 2004, he and head chef Agnar Sverrisson launched Texture in London in 2007, then 28°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen in 2010. Rousset is working on new projects for 2016.
See the full Decanter article here.