Piquette is the original drink of grape-farmers and workers in France and across much of the grape-growing areas of Europe. While not technically wine, it is an amazing, recycled product. Typically after pressing for our regular wines we would have discarded the grape skins however this year we found a way to reuse them. We soaked the leftover grape-skins in water and after a few days, we fermented the mixture on skins. Before fermentation was complete, we pressed the skins again, let it settle briefly and then bottled so that we trapped a light spritz in bottle.
It has a wonderful light-pink colour and a bright, fruity and slightly funky nose. Initially showing field-strawberries, wild-blackberries and purple lilac, the nose quickly brings in smoked pancetta and cured sausage. On the palate, raspberry meets cranberry/watermelon candy, sweet basil with slight background of grilled mushrooms. A lovely bread-like middle and extremely refreshing, bright acidity make it a pink, cloudy, super-refreshing and uber-delicious drink! Think of this as baby-Pet-Nat meets heritage-cider meets hard-selzer! Weighing in at only 5.5% alcohol, it is perfect served ice-cold at the pool, or at a picnic on a warm summer day with good company!
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.
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