South Coast, Ontario
Burning Kiln is situated on former tobacco land and the structure itself is a tobacco pack barn that has been architecturally and stunningly repurposed. The 30 acres overlook the UNESCO designated Long Point World Biosphere Reserve, now home to vineyards of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Savagnin, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The wine making team have mastered the art of kiln drying grapes using tobacco kilns to create wines in the time honored “appassimento” style as done for hundreds of years in the Veneto region of Italy in great wines like Amarone and Ripasso. All current vintage labels have a tobacco reference in their names as an homage to the winery and the region’s history. They have separated their wine labels by the colour of the kiln: The Green Kiln Series (Horse & Boat Riesling), wines of exceptional value. The Red Kiln Series (Prime Pinot Noir & CabFrank), uncompromising quality and limited production. The White Kiln Series, iconic and stunningly memorable.
This wine has fresh aromas of red cherries and roses.
The lively acidity and flavours of red cherry, raspberry, white pepper and beet root with a hint of cinnamon create and elegant wine.
Pairs well with turkey, duck or lamb. It is also lovely on its own or withcheese.