The “golden wolf” – a mythical creature that haunts the edges of the Chatauguay forest that borders the farm. It’s also a white wine, made from the Brianna grape which counts several types of muscat and grenache blanc among its heritage grapes. It’s floral, white peach-y, with textured leesy character from its time spend in glass demijohn. If we’re making comparisons (and wine people love to make comparisons… I’m no exception!), it’s like the love child of a grenache blanc and a muscadet. But comparisons aside, this wine can stand on its own as an example of how good wine from unexpected places can be.

The wines are stunning – the whites (which are amber-hued) wildly floral with flavours of orange marmalade, cloves, wild mint and strawberry leaf. They are nourishing. La Crescent expresses the different terroirs of the vineyards in the most eloquent way imaginable. The reds are very different. All share this Alpine meadow character; Deirdre has captured something unique here.

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