BACO NOIR Appassimento 2020
Single 500L American Oak Barrel
These hand harvested grapes were dried in our greenhouse prior to crushing and fermenting. The bunches were carefully laid custom build racks in a single layer and dried for 4 – 7 days.
Rich aromas of vanilla, black berries and black forest cake are complimented by tones of purple plum and stewed cherries. The bouquet is balanced with notes of toasted oak, spice and freshly chopped wood. The aromas carry to the palate with an elegant structure and lingering finish.
Grilled steak, rosemary braised lamb, mushroom risotto, roasted root vegetables, firm aged cheese.
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 dry to 6g/L