I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at the Niverville Heritage Center last month. It was such a wonderful day. For supper we had the choice of chicken cordon bleu or prime rib. Both looked great, but I choice the Chicken Cordon Bleu with Hollandaise Sauce, The wine choices for the night was from Copper Moon.
Copper Moon – Copper Moon is a wine produced in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The wine is available in red and white blends, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose and Pinot Grigio. This is a popular brand owned by Andrew Peller, Ltd.
The two choices we had for wine that night were Copper Moon Moonlight Harvest Pinot Grigio and Copper Moon Moonlight Harvest Merlot.
I found that the Pinot Grigio had aromas of citrus, light peach and orange peel. It has a clear straw colour and lightly bodied and paired well with the chicken. It would also pair well with seafood, fish and some light pork meals. This wine can be found at any liquor store in Canada for about $10.30. Serve cold.
I tried the Merlot and found it had a bouquet of tart strawberry and black currants, the finish was acidic and could use some time “aging” in an open bottle for about an hour before served. It would bring down the oaky after taste and would mellow it out. It has a pale ruby colour, medium bodied with light floral notes and a short, clean finish. This wine is good served at room temperature and with roasted or grilled meats such as prime rib, steak, pizza or a beef stew. This wine can also be found in most liquor stores in Canada for about $10.30
Check out the Niverville Heritage Center for your next celebration or wedding. It is a short distance from Winnipeg with tons of free parking and great service. www.nivervilleeventcentre.com