Mighty Maroon Red
The Gothic Line and the Battle of Coriano Ridge
In August 1944, the 5th Canadian Division saw action north of Rome, and was the first formation to punch through the Gothic Line. The Rimini Line followed in September when the division played a key role in conquering Coriano Ridge. Several water barriers were crossed as the division continued to push north. By January 1945, the division reached the Senio River, and the Winter Line. The Division was moved out of the Italian theatre at the end of February and joined the First Canadian Army in Holland.
Petite Rivière grows elegant, complex wines on the slops of the Drumlin Hills in Nova Scotia's LaHave River Valley Wine Region in the South Shore. This wine is the 2015 Italy Cross, a member of the Petite's elite Drumlin Wine Series from estate reserve grapes, Lucie Kuhlmann and Leon Millot, barrel aged in French oak for 18 months. It displays notes of cedar, spice and rich dark fruit with well integrated tannins.