Introducing one of the latest brands of wines to hit the LCBO, G. Marquis.
G. Marquis is all VQA, produced at the Niagara Stone Road vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The brand offers 2 lines, the Red Line and the Silver Line.
The Silver Line is 100% Ontario VQA, made from hand-harvested grapes and includes premium Icewines and single vineyard vintages.
The Red Line offers 100% Ontario VQA wines that are unoaked, and present a soft, fruit-forward profile.
I tried the 2009 Merlot with some of Stacey’s awesome lasagna! I must say the VQA really comes out. It was smooth and fruity, blanketing my tongue with mellow richness. It definitely goes well with hearty dishes laden with cheese and tomato sauce. Not quite as rich as a Cab, but substantial enough to go well with a good steak.
Pricing and availability are as follows:
The Silver Line
2008 Chardonnay VQA - $16.95 (VINTAGES LCBO)
2011 Pinot Noir VQA - $19.95 (VINTAGES LCBO Essentials)
Ice Rosé VQA - $29.95 (VINTAGES LCBO)
2010 Vidal Late Harvest VQA - $14.95 (Duty Free)
2009 Vidal Icewine VQA - $27.95 (VINTAGES LCBO)
2009 Riesling Icewine VQA - $34.95 (Duty Free)
2009 Cabernet Franc Icewine VQA - $39.95 (Duty Free)
The Red Line
2010 Riesling VQA - $11.95 (LCBO)
2009 Merlot VQA - $12.95 (LCBO)
2010 Pinot Grigio VQA - $11.95 (LCBO)
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon VQA - $12.95 (Duty Free)