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CUVÉE PARADOXE 2016 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NORMAN HARDIE
Bright pale straw colour. Spicy, mineral-driven, intense, ripe apple nose. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied, spicy, intense, lifted ripe apple puree nose with lots of mineral notes on the lingering, bright, high acid finish. Has 9.5% alcohol and 19 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. CSPC 560748
Type White Table Wine
Agent Har Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Tangy, Light, Mineral-Driven
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: In the movie Inception, Ariadne (Ellen Page) nearly tumbles over the edge of a “paradox” in the form of a magical staircase. This sweet-and-sour wine poses a similar quandary for the taste buds, hitting the palate juicy and off-dry before jolting to a mouth-puckeringly tart, tangy finish. In between is a montage of lemon chiffon, applesauce, Asian pear, fresh lime and grapefruit. The grapes used are kept off-label, but Norm Hardie is known to cultivate Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Sip this, chilled, with fish tacos or summer salads. (Vintages panel, April 2018) Price $ 29.20
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 12, 2018
Cases bought 29 (12 bottles per case)

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