- Red Wine
- Pinot Noir
- Sustainable, Volcanic
- Medium Bodied
- 13.8% alc./vol
About the Winery
Pearce Family Wines
In the early 2000's Nicholas Pearce was exposed to the garagiste movement in Bordeaux and was particularly inspired by négociants like Jean Luc Thunevin (Saint Emilion), James Sichel (Margaux) and Nicolas Potel (Beaune) from Burgundy.
After returning home to Ontario and starting his own wine company, he has had a hand in making 10+ wines in two hemispheres, 3 countries and 5 different appellations since the 2013 vintage.
Pearce Predhomme is a collaboration of like-minded individuals from around the globe. Founded with a mission to build and import wines from our favourite appellations while offering an unequaled value/quality ratio for the sommeliers & wine buyers in Ontario. This is a project between Toronto Sommelier and entrepreneur Will Predhomme and Ontario wine importer Nicholas Pearce they have partnered with Radford Dale in South Africa and NorthWest Wine Co in Oregon to create these special cuvées.
91 points - Michael Godel
Premiere Cuvee is from the Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA and as such volcanics, single-vineyard focus and hillside angles play a significant role in the result. Nicholas Pearce and Will Predhomme have been at this negoce thing for more than half a decade now so acumen meeting relationships are growing into their own. The wine is made at the Northwest Wine Company by Laurent Montalieu and this particular pinot noir continues the cured thread of charcuterie knowing and laying with dark fruit. There is this persistent feral feel but also the smooth and glycerin constitution of a wine in seamless construct. Firm and gelid, basaltic and in total control. Just a touch of heat in 2017. Drink 2020-2025. Tasted July 2020.
90 points - John Szabo, MS
A pinot on the appealingly savoury side of the spectrum, with earthy, leafy but not green character, juicy acids, fine-grained tannins, very good length. Totally correct, compelling, lightly saline. Tasted July 2020.