This wine is a blend of 4 different vineyards from across Niagara. They were hand-picked and hand-sort on October 4th, 10th and 15th. Each vineyard was fermented separately, with 25% whole-cluster fruit and 75% de-stemmed. They were left to cold soak for 2 to 3 days before a spontaneous ferment started, followed by punch-downs by hand twice a day for 3 weeks. Once fermentation was finished, the wine remained on skins for 3-5 days before being gently pressed. It was then transferred to French oak barrels (18% new, 30% 1-year-old, 52% older) and aged for 15 months. The 2019 Pinot Noir was bottled on May 12th, 2021.
A blend of fruit from 4 different vineyards from the best appellations across Niagara, the 2019 Pinot Noir is the epitome of the Leaning Post style. This wine combines classic “P(inot)-funk” flavours of beet root, earth, leaves and dirt with stunning bing cherry, raspberry, and mulberry. Made in a style that is slightly more approachable than our single-vineyard Pinots, it still shows incredible depth and complexity. The incredibly supple mouthfeel, medium body and balanced acidity frame exceptional flavour intensity, leading to a long, sweeping finish the ends on a decidedly mineral and crunchy note. This wine will age for 4 to 5 years.
Total Production: 250 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.