Avondale Sky Ladyslipper (750ml)
AperitifCold SaladsSpicy Foods
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. In December 2019 the Coutinho family purchased Avondale Sky Winery and Ben Swetnam continues to make great wines.
On the nose this wine shows notes of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry with cinnamon spice, and apple blossom. The palate is fresh and crisp, with red fruit and savoury spice. The wine has a nice balance between sweetness and acidity with a clean lingering red fruit and floral finish.
Winemaker’s Notes: This wine was fermented in stainless steel to maintain clean fruit flavours. The wine is fresh and crisp with a balancing sweetness. Produced from a blend of grapes grown all over the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore with a splash of Ontario grown Vidal. Lady Slipper was fermented with six different yeasts and is a blend of dry and sweet (stalled) ferments, to help build a more complex yet easy drinking rosé.