BACO NOIR Appassimento 2019
Single 500L American Oak Barrel
These hand harvested grapes were dried in our greenhouse prior to crushing and fermenting. Our custom built pine racks were lined with maple leaves from our sugar bush. The bunches were carefully laid on the leaves in a single layer and dried for 4 – 7 days.
A big bold Baco! Aromas of sweet berries and black forest cake are balanced by hintes of coffee bean and cedar all wrapped by notes of toasted oak. The aromas carry to the palate with cherry and blackberry to start, rich mid palate and vanilla oak finish. Single Barrel 500L puncheon barrel and unfiltered.
Braised beef, Venison burgers Mushroom risotto, Roasted root vegetables.
Baco Noir is a Folle blanche x V.riparia hybrid variety. It is widely planted in Ontario and almost unique to the province. A full flavoured grape that is used to produce dry table wines, it commonly produces deep dark pigmented red wines. Flavour profiles of the wines range from rich dark fruit, currant, spice, leather and can produce big earthy reds.
Drying these grapes in our greenhouse was extremely rewarding! The end product is a fantastic big bold baco! The flavours are intensified, lots of dark red fruit enhanced by the oak. Fermented bone dry to 4.5g/L