2019 had an exceptionally cold spring but was followed by a warm and even growing season that extended well into the fall. This wine was picked on October 21st and placed in concrete fermenters. After a 3-day cold soak fermentation occurred spontaneously and was hand punched-down twice a day for 3 weeks. After fermentation, the wine was kept on skins for 5 days then gently pressed and settled in tank. It was then racked into a clay amphora and 3 neutral oak barrels and aged for 10 months. After aging it was racked out of barrel and held in tank for a one month before being bottled. No additions of any kind were made, not yeast, malolactic bacteria or even sulphites.
The depth of this wine was structured by the warm, but not hot summer and autumn. We believe this is the best Gamay we have made to date! The terroir of Wismer-Armbrust Vineyard really shines through, with loads of garrigue, spice and leather, with intense blackberry, cherry, and pepper on the nose. The mouth is complimentary showing mulberry, pomegranate, lilac, smoked sausage, and fennel seed. The finish is fantastically long and smooth. This wine will age well for the next 4-6 years.
Total Production: 210 cases
When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.
For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.
For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!
ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.
We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.
Out or province rates are as follows:
Quebec: $10 flat rate
All other provinces: $25 flat rate
We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.
- If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
- If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
- Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.