“The perfect BBQ wine for summer and stews in the winter”
Sue-Ann Staff June 2016
Sourced from 20-year-old vines planted on thin clay soils over limestone. Dark fruit dominates with awesome herbal undertones and black pepper spice notes. Blackberry, cherry, ripe black plums and spice on the juicy palate. The perfect accompaniment to a winter stew. (VINTAGES panel, March 2015)
-Baco Noir harvested exclusively from the estate vineyard in Jordan, ON, sub-appellation 20 Mile Bench
-20 year old vines grown on thin clay soils with escarpment limestone rock beneath
-2015 – generally a warm year hence acidity nicely diminished for a more subtle for Baco; high extract of colour and flavour
-low yields with very tiny berries resulting in 21.8 Brix, 11.0g/L T.A. and 3.10 pH
-cool fermented in stainless steel over 1 week with selected yeasts pumping over twice daily
-no oak aging due to intense flavours and long length to wine.
-no fining required, bottled early to maintain bright fresh berry fruit sensations
Alcohol 11.5% Residual Sugar 8 g/L (LCBO = Dry)
pH 3.45 Total Acidity 7.5 g/L
Bottled July 2015 Cases produced 120 cases
This deep garnet wine with nice dark colour leads off with a lifted fruit driven nose vibrant with blueberry preserve and preserved kirsch cherries layered with herbal notes of dried lavender and subtle earthiness. The palate is clean, light to medium bodied with lovely red berry notes and rhubarb coming through with touch of additional dried tobacco, black pepper and herbs. The acidity is restrained. The soft finish is refreshing and leaves the palate cleansed. Enjoy with grilled meats and veggies, ratatouille, burgers, beef ribs, tomato sauces, pastas, stews, blue cheese, patés and chocolate. Particularly lovely with milk chocolate.
Pricing: Retail = $16.95 / bottle Licencee =
Availability: winery, through Churchill Cellars and Vintages early (January 23,2016)
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