Smooth, lively, jammy: Describing a ceilidh is like describing a great wine—words don’t quite suffice. Echoing the tastes of a Nova Scotia Ceilidh—a kitchen full of berries, a sweet melody, ready to accompany a meal with friends old and new. It’s a gathering that is more than a party—it’s a celebration.
The aroma is fruity, with all sorts of berries like strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, elderberry and there is a jammy quality to the heavier fruit aromas. The berries are kept in control by some vanilla, cedar and a mint-like herbaceousness at the core, bringing a light vibrancy to the nose.
A touch off dry, smooth and silky, good structure, strawberry, sour cherry, a touch of plum, there is a fullness/creaminess to the mid-palate which then hands off to more rustic/earthy characteristics with a fresh eucalyptus vein that creates depth and keeps the wine fresh.
As its name implies – is a wine which offers versatility for many occasions. Medium bodied, supple with integrated red berry fruit, it is a wine which complements a wide range of appetizers and main courses such as stews and roast fowl.
This is a well-structured, well-balanced, off-dry, medium-bodied red wine. Multiple layers of fruit aromatics are balanced by a gamey/earthy touch with a fresh minty/eucalyptus that plays well off the fresh acidity, which in turn is balanced by the slight sweetness.