Destination wine country – Closson Chase Winery
(Last updated October 30th, 2016)
2011 Closson Chase Pinot Noir
|Release date:||Friday, August 1, 2014|
|Cellaring potential:||Drink now|
|Alcohol content:||12.5 %|
|Primary Fermentation:||8 weeks, indigenous yeas4|
|Barrel Treatment:||July 15, 2014|
|Bottling date:||18 months in French oak; 10 % new wood|
|Grape Varietal:||Pinot Noir|
Closson Chase Winery Profile
Set in a pristine green enclave Prince Edward County, Closson Chase Winery. Deborah Paskus prides themselves in offering great wine and creating a natural setting amongst the grapevine, where visitors can stroll. Winemaking is focused on high-quality and affordable wines made.
After two years spent analyzing County soils, Deborah Paskus settled upon Hillier Township, as the ideal location for her dream vineyard — south sloping at six degrees, good drainage, gravelly soil on a limestone base, approximately five kilometres inshore — land that was once the Closson family farm, early settlers to the County. Now the dream could take flight.
Closson Chase wines are showcased in London, England and receive international recognition at the Seriously Cool Chardonnay Event.
- Founded: 1998
- Partners: Seaton McLean, Sonja Smits, Michael MacMillan, Gene McBurney, Andy Thomson, Bill Fanjoy and Deborah Paskus
- Winery Site: Township of Hillier Ontario, Prince Edward County
- Vigneron and Winemaker: Deborah Paskus
- Associate Vigneron: Kimball Lacey
- Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) Appellation: Prince Edward County. This is Ontario’s most northern appellation located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario at a latitude of 44°N. The area relies on the lake to provide a moderated cool climate growing season.