Francois Morissette Brings French Winemaking Methods To Canada


Check out the video about to hear how Canadian winemaker Francois Morissette employs traditional French methods to make stunning wines in tough conditions!

Pearl Morissette, Pinot Noir – 2011
A relatively new winery that is making the most compelling wines out of Ontario. This Pinot Noir is supple and full of ripe cherries, red berries, and a dose of spice on the finish. Great texture and clearly a wine you can age.

Pearl Morissette, Black Ball Riesling – 2011
Quite a bottle of Riesling, with plenty of floral fruit, peach, and lime aromas. Unoaked and dry on the palate and a bottle that will please anyone. Reminiscent of an Alsatian-styled dry white wine in texture but unique all on its own.

Pearl Morissette, Barrique, Black Ball Riesling – 2011
Aged in eight-year-old, neutral barrique in order to increase the texture of this Riesling. The result is phenomenal and it’s no wonder in the hands of the thoughtful winemaker at the Pearl Morissette winery. François Morissette was schooled in winemaking at the University of Dijon, however his eight-year stint at the Mugnier winery no doubt added to his practical experience in the vineyard.

Pearl Morissette, Chardonnay Cuvée Dix Neuvième – 2010
Hand-harvested Chardonnay from Ontario. Deep gold in color with aromas of apples, vanilla, and pineapple. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels.

Pearl Morissette, Cabernet Franc “Cuvée Madeleine” – 2010
Hand-harvested Cabernet Franc from the Twenty Mile Bench area of Jordan, Ontario on the Niagara Peninsula of Canada.Vibrant with fresh tannins, this wine is aged for 18 months in used wood, fermented with ambient yeast, and bottled unfiltered. A fine choice for pulled pork dishes.