Following in the footsteps of its European ancestry, this wine exhibits brilliant dark fruit flavours balanced by a seam of chalkiness. A classically inspired modern wine.
The School House
The dark red stone quarried from atop the Niagara Escarpment overlooking our vineyard became the foundation of our family's home and of the old schoolhouse on our property's northern boundary. Our cousins attended that school and together we shovel planted our first Cabernet and Merlot within site of this august building. As a second meaning, our parents Paul and Bobbi Speck ran a small school together in Toronto for more than 20 years which provided the springboard for what later became Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery.
• Soil types within the lacustrine silty clay range, with some very heavy and brown clay. • Partially fermented in an oak tank with extended maceration. • Aged in European oak, with 30% new, then married together in an oak tank. Total wood aging is 10 months.
Beef, pork or lamb roast with grilled vegetables.
Vintage: 2019 Geographic Designation: VQA Short Hills Bench