Ward 5 PGV 2021
  • Orange Wine
  • Pinot Gris, Vidal
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 0 g/l
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 11% alc./vol

Ward 5 PGV 2021

Niagara, Canada
Regular price $22.95per bottle ($275.40per case)
12 bottles per case

Floral & Textured

Born from a partnership that started on Lighthall Road between Vigneron Glenn Symons & Négociant Nicholas Pearce. Hand harvested Pinot Gris from vineyards in South Bay, PEC blended with Vidal from Wismer-Foxcroft Vineyards in Niagara bring you the 2021 edition of Ward 5 PGV. Each variety was de-stemmed and fermented separately. Pinot Gris was left on The skins to ferment for 27 days, while the Vidal was left for 12 days on skins. The wines were blended together at pressing, and left to bind together before tartaric stabilization. The wine was then filtered with a 0.2 micron cross-flow system prior to bottling.

The vibrant orange colour of this wine certainly matches the initial aromas – dried apricot and orange peel greet the nose right away, while notes of steeped black tea, late-season lilacs, and honeysuckle also linger. The brightness of the Vidal shines through on the palate with a citrus driven profile up front, while more rounded notes of Earl Grey tea and extra virgin olive oil leave a smooth finish.

All the flavours from the bordering countries around the Mediterranean Sea are a match made in heaven. North African, Middle Eastern, and Southern European flavours of olive oil, savoury herbs, cumin, cinnamon, saffron, and citrus are all ideal. These flavours with grilled fish, legumes, vegetables, and stewed meats all excel.

The label features artwork by Lilja Schaer, an up and coming local artist based in Toronto's Eastside Leslieville. Lilja draws her inspiration from the natural environment that surrounds her. She is also influenced by her Estonian-Canadian heritage. Lilja also happens to be Nick's 7 year old niece.

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.