2021 Bistro

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Production: 920 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2021

Variety or Blend: Cabernet Franc 52%, Cabernet Sauvignon 27.2%, Merlot 13.9%, Malbec 4.6%, Petit Verdot 2.3%

Vineyard Designation: Niagara Peninsula

Region: Niagara Peninsula

Vine Age: 10-20 years

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

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: 20% oak-aged for 10 months

Alcohol Content: 13.1%

PH: 3.75

TA: 6.1 g/L

RS: 18 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2026

Serving Temperature: 14-18 ° C

Winemaking:

At harvest we picked when
the flavours were ideal and the sugars were high. The 2021 Bistro was fermented in small 1-tonnes 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 genteelly pressed off of their skins in our Diemme Velvet bladder press, to settle before being racked and transferred to French oak barrels for ageing. After malolactic fermentation was complete, blending trials were carried out with particular care.

Appearance:

Deep red with a purple hue.

Aroma:

Young and vibrant nose with floral notes, mix of ripe red and black berries and tones of liquorice and toasted almonds.

Palate:

A refreshing palate for this well balanced wine, with silky tannins, juicy red fruits, redcurrant and ripe strawberry. The acid and tannins are balanced and leave a refreshing medium length finish with toasty notes. A great wine to pair with any red meat or game, or strong-flavoured cheese.

Additional information

Weight 145 oz

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