Date: May 30/13, Thu Time: 05:00:00-07:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Dog Point Vineyards Wine Tasting - Brought to us by the Trialto Wine Group, we featured a unique collection of Dog Point wines. Ivan and Matt Sutherland, the co-owner and export director of Dog Point Vineyards were on hand to pour the wines, and to answer questions.
The following wines were available for tasting (and for private ordering):
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Sauvignon Blanc Section 94
2007 Sauvignon Blanc Section 94
2010 Pinot Noir
2007 Pinot Noir
Located in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyards produce wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them.
All fruit is estate grown, low cropped and hand picked. They combine both modern and traditional wine making techniques to produce hand crafted wines with a point of difference. Meticulous viticultural practices include low cropping and hand harvested vines. These practices ensure that fruit is picked in excellent condition and at optimum physiological ripeness.
Soils are crucial to the character of Marlborough Wine. Most have been laid down within the last 14,000 years carved and eroded by glaciers in the high country and carried down to the coast by melt-water rivers. The composition of these free draining alluvial soils varies markedly across the region and influences include a vineyard's proximity to riverbeds, mountain ranges and exposure to the wind. Dog Point's white wines are mostly planted on free draining silty clay loams on the flats, soils that predominantly express citrus and grapefruit flavours.
Fruit from the hillside blocks add to the interest of the Chardonnay blend. Clay loam on gentle, closely planted hill slopes are ideally suited to Pinot Noir. These soils express cherry, plum and earthy characters.
Many members raved about the pinots they sampled here.
Trialto is Canadaís most important national premium wine company. We work exclusively with premium wines; no beer, no volume spirits, no bulk wines. With a team of over 45 employees, 100% dedicated to premium wine, we are Canadaís largest agency team of fine wine experts. Wine is the bond that keeps us together. There may be money to be made in beer, spirits, coffee or donuts but we donít care: we are a wine company. The company was formed on the foundersí passion for wine and our employees work with us because of this commitment to wine.