Avondale Sky Blanc de Noir (750ml)
The vineyards of Avondale Sky are located on gentle southern slopes on the Avon Peninsula. Avondale Sky officially opened its doors as a winery in October of 2011. Stuart Creaser and Lorraine Vassalo bought the former St. Matthews church for $1.67, the same price the congregation paid for the building in 1844. In May 2011, the Carpenter Gothic-style building was lifted off its foundation and transported down the coast atop a car ferry. Today the former church is the retail shop at Avondale Sky. Many of the other buildings on the site have been re-purposed as well. Winemaker, Ben Swetnam, a Nova Scotian who graduated from the Niagara College Winery and Viticulture program is the winemaker and he crafts wines for a broad range of palates.
Made from estate grown, low cropped Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel at low temperatures to preserve aromatics and then the fermentation was stalled to retain a pleasing natural sweetness in the wine to help show more ripe red fruit notes. Those who enjoy Italian Pinot Grigio or just slightly off dry German Rieslings would love this wine’s bright fruit and refreshing qualities.