Summer Garden Long Table Omakase Wine Pairing Highlights: MacIntyre Heritage Reserve Astra 2016

At Minami’s ‘Summer Garden’ long table Omakase dinner, immerse in a special dining experience enveloped by lush foliage and a zen garden atmosphere. Feast on the freshest catches from land, sea, as well as local, in-season garden harvests, all prepared with our signature Aburi flair. Courses are paired with the season’s finest wines.

We are officially kicking off our Omakase Wine Pairing Highlights, curated by Head Sommelier Tracy Marchischuk!

Today, we will be featuring our sixth-course pairing, the beautiful MacIntyre Heritage Reserve Astra 2016:

“The MacIntyre wines are created by Lake Breeze Winery, and focus on the most premium selection and production. The MacIntyre brand was created as a tribute to family, both to the MacIntyre’s own family as well as the family of staff that operates the Lake Breeze winery. “Per ardua ad astra” is the motto around which the brand is built, meaning “through effort to the stars”. The first two MacIntyre wines to be released have been duly named, Astra and Ardua. Very limited production results in low distribution, less than 300 cases, this wine is already difficult to find outside of the winery, let alone across all of BC.
 The premiere release of Astra Chardonnay is 75% barrel-fermented and 25% stainless steel fermented.  This ensures a pristine freshness of the Chardonnay’s citrus aromas and flavours, balanced with the warm toast that the barrel provides.
Bright green apple fruit and citrus, with spicy hazelnut rounds out this elegant wine and pairs perfectly with the richness of our Omakase’s Haida Gwaii halibut course.” -Tracy Marchischuk
Learn more about our Summer Garden Long Table Omakase here.