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2017whipdred

2017 Whip’d Red Blend

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Production: 448 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2017

Variety or Blend: 38% Cabernet Franc, 37% Gamay Noir, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

Vineyard Designation: Sourced from Niagara Peninsula

Region: Niagara Peninsula

Vine Age: 10-20 years

Soil: Varies by location. Mainly clay and loam with some limestone and sand on certain sites.

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: 20% Oak-aged for 16 months

Alcohol Content: 13%

PH: 3.5

TA: 5.1 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2024

Serving Temperature: 14 – 18 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

At harvest we picked when the flavours were ideal and the sugars were high. The 2017 Whip’d Red was fermented in small 1-tonne vessels for optimal skin to juice ratio. Different yeast strains were used for complexity and character with best temperatures maintained throughout the fermentation process. After alcoholic fermentation was complete, each batch was gently pressed off of their skins in our Diemme Velvet bladder press, to settle before being racked and transferred to its ageing vessel where the wine went through malolactic fermentation. (20% transferred to barrels and 80% to stainless steel tanks). After malolactic fermentation was complete, blending trials were carried out with particular care.

Appearance:

Garnet with a fuchsia hue.

Aromas:

A fragrant red wine with red and black fruits. Lifted notes of cherry, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cocoa and leather fill the nose. Jammy and spicy with hints of toasted oak and floral notes.

Palate:

This unique red wine is juicy, rich and ripe. Jammy flavours of both red and black fruits from the Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir are complimented by the depth, tannin and dark berry structure of the Cabernets and oak aging. This medium-bodied red wine is polished, smooth, opulent, round and full of intensity. Flavours of raspberry and blackberry dance on the palate with cocoa and spice. This luscious red blend has a persistent finish with underlying flavours of brambleberry, black currants and cocoa. This mid palate is fruit-driven, full and round. The acid and tannins are balanced and leave a refreshing medium-length finish. A great wine on its own and paired with many foods.

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