A fine wine in the making. Last year’s vintage proved to be a saucy little wine with a nose of wet squirrel, a bouquet like a turtle’s armpit and subtle aftertastes of duckweed, nightshade and goose bum.
With this year’s heat and sudden rainfalls, one could expect a fruitier result, perhaps more inclined towards swamp gas and red trillium on the nose and the delicate nuance of bullfrog breath. It will definitely have nice “legs” as the grapes will be tenderly crushed by obliging herons, thereby adding that certain unidentifiable taste for which the Marsh wines are renowned.
We shall know in November when the Nouveau is released and connaisseurs flock to the ‘Shine Shack for furtive tastings. Stretchers and wheelbarrows will be provided for transport back to the parking lot. After that, you’re on your own.
Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
August 29, 2010
Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 300 mm, circular polarizer
iso 100, spot metered, F6.7, 1/30 second