DE CHAUNAC No Added Sulphur 2020
Aromas of fresh cherry and purple plum meet complex notes of walnut, new oak and coffee grounds. The fruit aromas carry to the palate with notes of strawberry the finish is length with hints of vanilla and oak.
This wine was produced using the patented Purovino method from Italy. After harvest the grapes are treated with ozone in a temperature controlled environment. No sulphur was added to this wine during the production process.
Food Pairings: Roasted poultry, cinnamon crusted venison, smoked meats, picnic fare, Mediterranean veggie and freekeh stuffed peppers
De Chaunac is a Seibel crossing of unknown parentage, the grape was named to honor the man who brought it to Canada from France. Once widely planted in North America due to its cold-hardiness and high yield, the susceptibility to vine viruses has resulted in its loss of favor. This little-known variety is easy-drinking, with cherry, raspberry, and a slight gaminess. This variety works in many different styles and again is a high yielding variety so that plays in our favour. It is not a common or widely planted variety and is quite unique to our vineyard.
De Chaunac is always a fun variety to work with, its capable of producing fruity light rosé wines to heavy big and bold reds. It is very high yielding, and not widely planted making it a fun unique variety for us. I normally describe it between a Pinot Noir and Merlot for weight and style. There was no sulphur added to this wine during it’s production. This wine is super rich in colour with a light to mid body weight to it. It is a small lot with only 400L produced and bone dry at 3.2 g/L residual sugar