Sault man follows passion to winemaking business
"Once things start happening in your life you realize why would I wait 30 years for that to occur if I can start putting some of those wheels in motion now?"
August 23, 2013. Toronto Star
Star wine columnist Gord Stimmell writes about Reine et Pape Cuvee Ellena 2011.
"Quantities are tiny, with only 240 cases produced of the 100 per cent Syrah. They kindly gave me a sample bottle to try. The nose shows lavender, which is typical for Syrah and for the soils of the region, as well as blackberry and a hint of rustic barnyard. The flavours are very concentrated, with kirsch, cedar and smoky sour cherry dominating. It’s still intensely tannic from 18 months in new oak."
August 3, 2013 - The Sault Star
What People are Saying About Reine et Pape Wines?
September 27, 2013 - Wineallign.com
WineAllign.com Top Sommeliers Sara D'Amato and David Lawrason Review
With all the lifted mincemeat, rosemary, cinnamon and clove atop the blackcurrant fruit could only be a syrah-based red from the south of France. There is a funk factor that will draw battle lines. Its fairly deeply coloured and dense, with tart, green and meaty flavours on the finish. The length is very good to excellent. Sit down with rare lamb. This label was created and imported by a Toronto couple who live near Reine and Pape (Queen and Pape) in Leslieville. 89
November 7, 2013 - Beach Mirror
Leslieville resident brings French wine to 'Reine et Pape'
Reine et Pape literally translates into 'Queen and Pope' and represents the refined tastes of a classic French vintage. It's a homage to classical French wine with a local Torontonian flare that winemaker and Leslieviller Sean Hutchison is bring to the neighbourhood.