Discover what makes the wine so very special
Prince Edward County, Ontario
About The County
What makes Picton so special, to answer this question you would have to look at Prince Edward County itself. Situated on the North shore of Lake Ontario, one of Ontario’s best kept secrets Prince Edward County, boasts picturesque landscapes and historic towns and villages ripe with vineyards, art galleries, antique shops and some of the best dining experiences in Ontario. Close to the famous white dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park, and a day trip distance from Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal, Picton is a natural tourist attraction for wine lovers and culinary enthusiasts to nature lovers and boaters, making it one of Ontario’s hottest destinations.
The red-wine production process involves extraction of color and flavor components from the grape skin. Red wine is made from dark-colored grape varieties. The actual color of the wine can range from violet, typical of young wines, through red for mature wines, to brown for older red wines. The juice from most purple grapes is actually greenish-white; the red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) present in the skin of the grape; exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which actually have red flesh and produce red juice.
White wine can be straw-yellow, yellow-green, or yellow-gold. Fermentation of the non-colored grape pulp produces white wine. The grapes from which white wine is produced are typically green or yellow. Some varieties are well-known, such as the Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Riesling. Other white wines are blended from multiple varieties; Tokay, Sherry, and Sauternes are examples of these. Dark-skinned grapes may be used to produce white wine if the wine-maker is careful not to let the skin stain the wort during the separation of the pulp-juice. Pinot noir, for example, is commonly used to produce champagne.
A rosé wine incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. The pink color can range from a pale orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the varietals used and wine-making techniques. There are three primary ways to produce rosé wine: skin contact (allowing dark grape skins to stain the wort), saignée (removing juice from the must early in fermentation and continuing fermentation of the juice separately), and blending (uncommon and discouraged in most wine growing regions).
This blog came from an evident need for information for people who wanted to learn more about the local wine and local wineries within Picton and the vibrant Prince Edward County. The County boasts more than 40 wineries. People from all over the world come to enjoy and discover the flavours and captivating experiences that the County has become synonymous with.
If you’re reading this you know that every wine carries a unique and distinct taste from where it was made, Picton and Prince Edward County wines are no exception. We encourage you to enjoy this blog, add to this blog and make it informative for other wine and County lovers alike. Like a fine wine, the robust content we all contribute will enhance other’s experience on our wine blog and in the County.