Production: 3000 Cans
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: Assemblage of red vinifera grapes
Vineyard Designation: Sourced from Niagara Peninsula
Soil: Varies by vineyard location
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 20% oak-aged for 20 months
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
TA: 6.1 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 14-16°
Winemaking: At harvest we picked when the flavours were ideal and the sugars were high. This 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% of this blend was oak aged in barrels for 20 months.) After malolactic fermentation and further aging was complete, blending trials were carried out with particular care.
Appearance: Garnet with a rose-coloured hue.
Aroma: A fragrant red wine with red and black fruits. Lifted notes of cherry, black raspberries, blackberries, dried figs 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. There are jammy flavours of both red and black fruits from the Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot are complemented by the depth, tannin and dark berry structure of the Merlot, Cabernets and oak aging. This medium-bodied red wine is polished, smooth, opulent and juicy. Flavours of raspberry and blackberry dance on the palate with underlying notes of leather and spice. This luscious red blend has a persistent finish with flavours of brambleberry, dates, dried figs and toast. This mid palate is fruit-driven, medium-bodied and has a few bubbles from the CO2 in the canning process. The acid and soft tannins are balanced and leave a refreshing medium length finish. A great wine on its own and paired with many foods.