Bock Vineyard (100%)
As part of our continuing quest to bring you the best terroirs in Niagara, 2020 is the first vintage of Pinot Noir that we have made from Bock Vineyard. This vineyard is in the St. Davids Bench sub-appellation. In 2020, the spring was long and warm with lead into a sunny and dry growing season. After monitoring these grapes for most of the month of September, we reached the balance between brix, acidity, and phenolic ripeness we were seeking and decided to hand-harvest on September 26th. The grapes were lightly sort and placed into a concrete tank with 25% whole-cluster and 75% de-stemmed. The grapes proceed with a 4 day cold soak, after which a spontaneous fermentation took place. The skins were punched-down by hand twice a day for two and a half weeks. Once fermentation was complete, the wine remained on skins for a 5-day post-fermentation maceration before being pressed. The wine was transferred into French oak Barrels, (31% new 500L puncheon, 14% -1year old, 55% older) and aged for 14 months. This wine was bottled in June 2022.
2020 is that rare vintage that is both ripe and full-bodied yet balanced by natural acidity. A great vintage is combined here with a vineyard we think expresses quintessential St. Davids Pinot: generous, open and rich on one hand yet delicate, perfumed and perfectly balanced on the other. Immediate bing-cherry, wild-raspberry and pomegranate are soon joined by tomato leaf, sweet-tobacco, basil and pancetta. The palate adds more red-berry fruit along with black-pepper, smoked game meat and oregano. A feeling of fullness and generosity meets a medium body with lovely elegance and smoothness and an exceptionally long finish. The tannic structure is solid however, leading to an ability to age 6-8 years.
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.