#14 - OTHER ICONIC VARIETALS

As rose is central to Malivoire’s identity, so are other vines and wines.  
Tristan Bondett, Vineyard Manager, with magnum of Courtney Gamay
(Tristan Bondett, Vineyard Manager, with magnum of Courtney Gamay)

Gamay, for instance.  Looking for varieties that consistently achieve in Niagara, Martin Malivoire committed early and with purpose.  The result has been a continuing parade to the podium at wine competitions (Malivoire gamays won a combined six medals at this year’s Ontario and National Wine Awards) and praise from critics, such as the Globe and Mail’s Beppi Crosariol, who cited Malivoire “among the top producers of gamay in Canada”.  

Martin Malivoire, Owner, with back vintage of Moira Chardonnay
(Martin Malivoire, Owner, with back vintage of Moira Chardonnay)

Malivoire takes special pride in the diversity of its single-vineyard chardonnays and their expressions of origin.  We pioneered the introduction to Ontario of the melon de Bourgogne variety, now grown and enjoyed widely across the province. 

Shiraz Mottiar, Winemaker, with Melon
(Shiraz Mottiar, Winemaker, with Melon)
Eric Nixon, Presentation Manager, with back vintage of Old Vines Foch
(Eric Nixon, Presentation Manager, with backvintage of Old Vines Foch)

Old Vines Foch, our original red, was an instant sensation and proof of the difference smart winemaking can make to an oft-overlooked hybrid.  More recently, we’ve drawn attention with the expansion of our rose family.  Our “Moira” and “Vivant” pale roses have sold rapidly out, every vintage since introduction.

Stephen Gash, General Manager, with magnum of Rosé Moira
(Stephen Gash, General Manager, with magnum of Rosé Moira)