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Bachelder Wismer Parke Pinot Noir 2019

Canada, Ontario
93 WA
94 WA

The Wismer Parke Vineyard has long been the source of some of Ontario's most exciting Pinot Noirs. There's an immediacy about the Wismer Parke bottling that's hard to miss. Mouthfilling texture and a core of ripe red fruit make this instantly enjoyable, while the fragrance, structure and length suggest this is a Pinot that will continue to charm even after it sheds its luscious primary fruit notes

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Sub-Ava Twenty Mile Bench VQA
Producer Bachelder Wines
Vintage 2019
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥8,800

The Wismer Parke Vineyard has long been the source of some of Ontario's most exciting Pinot Noirs. There's an immediacy about the Wismer Parke bottling that's hard to miss. Mouthfilling texture and a core of ripe red fruit make this instantly enjoyable, while the fragrance, structure and length suggest this is a Pinot that will continue to charm even after it sheds its luscious primary fruit notes

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Sub-Ava Twenty Mile Bench VQA
Producer Bachelder Wines
Vintage 2019
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code A017R00219
UPC 185729000712
Inventory In Stock (60)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The Wismer Parke Vineyard has long been the source of some of Ontario's most exciting Pinot Noirs. There's an immediacy about the Wismer Parke bottling that's hard to miss. Mouthfilling texture and a core of ripe red fruit make this instantly enjoyable, while the fragrance, structure and length suggest this is a Pinot that will continue to charm even after it sheds its luscious primary fruit notes.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2035

Press
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David Lawrason Planted in 1999 on a gently sloping site with magnesium and limestone soils, this is a nicely firm, cohesive pinot with quite lifted fragrant aromas of red cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, light florality, gentle herbs and spice. It is light to medium bodied, fairly firm, tart edged and quite mineral on the palate. Tannins are gritty, the length is excellent. Best 2024 to 2030
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John Szabo, MS Adjacent to the Hanck vineyard, another single vineyard bottling in the Bachelder range, the Wismer Parke stands defiantly on it's own for me, one of the wildest and gamiest pinots in Niagara and a world apart from the fruitier Hanck expression. This is all forest floor and rusty iron, peppery, savoury and woodsy, with edgy texture, gritty/grippy tannins and incisive and authoritative, tangy acids, especially in the cooler 2019 vintage. Length and depth are amazing, and this will go down as one of the great vintages, particularly for true cool climate pinot lovers for whom sense of place really matters - this is all limestone tension. Best after 2024. Tasted December 2021.
Production

Appellation

VQA Twenty Mile Bench

Viticulture

This is our first-released single-vineyard from the Wismer-Parke vineyard: it has taken us a few years to make sure we are really getting it right: hearing what the vineyard has to tell us about its soils and aspect through the medium of Pinot Noir. Now older vines, planted in 1999 to 115 and 667 on 3309 rootstalk on silty/clay and limestone soil, our Wismer-Parke Pint Noir shows the classic Vineland (as distinct from Jordan) combination of plush richness, tight minerality, and the wild, ‘bloody’ iron-grip of red soils. At once a hedonistic, ageable and yet perfumed Pinot Noir, Wismer-Parke’s vocation would seem to be one of a certain firm, wild prettiness, finishing with a long, slately minerality. Planted just south of Highway 8 on the Bench, on a well-drained slope on the east side of Victoria Street in Vineland, the Wismer-Parke site is arguably one of Niagara’s ‘Grand Crus’ for Pinot Noir. 

The Wismer Vineyard: Now into the second generation, The Wismer family has been growing grapes on the Vineland Bench for 20+ years.

Producer

Producer Description

In just over a decade, Thomas Bachelder has made a name for himself as a producer of world class, terroir-based, organic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Burgundy, Oregon and Niagara. With their two young daughters in tow, Thomas and his wife Mary Delaney have unwittingly become wine gypsies, following their passion to produce terroirrevealing wines from these two most noble Burgundian grapes.

Made with intention

They make wines from local terroirs using ‘wild’ (indigenous) yeasts, using organic vineyards wherever possible. Everything goes to barrel for long ageing. The intent is to make pure, suavely-textured wines that sing lightly and clearly of their vineyard origins with as little makeup as possible – wines that are finely-perfumed and tightly-wound, offering the classic refined fruit and textured minerality of the delicate silt, clay and dolomitic limestone-laced ancient lakebed terroirs of Niagara.

A little note from Thomas and Mary

We’re inspired by the love of our spiritual home – Burgundy – where the grapes we love originally evolved, where even the tiniest of vineyards are put separately into a bottle. Our aim is to help discover, quantify and name the Terroirs of Niagara, one-by-one, from west (just outside Hamilton) to east (just outside the “Old Town” of Niagara-on-the-Lake) – and to deliver their energy and their purity of spirit to your glass! Pull the cork and dream of the vineyard from which it comes!

Santé! Cheers!
Thomas & Mary Delaney-Bachelder
 

“…Bachelder is evidently on a monk’s errand to map out the escarpment with Burgundian-like precision.” - John Szabo, MS

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