Kalala at the Canadian Food Festival
You know it’s a wine from Canada when you see Punjabi (Gurmukhi) on the label! Karnail Singh Sidhu, MD of Kalala Organic Estate Winery has been making wines since 2006 at their vineyards on the Upper Bench of West Kelowna in the OkanaganValley. Their moniker has its history back in Punjab; as per the story, the peaceful coexistence of a lamb and wolf on the same land lead to the name Miracle Place, or Kalala.
We tasted this Merlot ice wine from Kalala among other wines at the Canadian Food Festival at The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower. The wine had a lot of cinnamon and cherries on the nose with honey, raisins, cinnamon and cocoa on the palate with lime on the finish. Excellent crisp acidity gives this sweet wine a very good balance.
As for the food, the head of state of Canada, the Governor General, had sent his Executive Chef, Louis Charest, to dish out authentic Canadian delicacies using traditional ingredients and flavours. After cooking for high-ranking officials, prime ministers, dignitaries, royalty and world leaders, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Chef Charest showed what Canada had in store for culinary enthusiasts.