DE CHAUNAC Reserve 2020
A berry forward De Chaunac, ripe notes of raspberry and cherry meet hints of blueberry and purple plum. Complex notes of forest floor and earth are softened by aromas of beeswax and toasted oak. The palate is fruit forward showcasing the berry notes followed by earth and a coffee finish.
Smoked beef brisket, mushroom risotto, vegetarian stew, or grilled sausages
DeChaunac is also known as Seibel 9548. It is a cross of Seibel 5165 and possibly Seibel 793. Developed by Albery Seibel circa 1860 and named after Adhemar de Chaunac a pioneer in the Canadian wine industry.
It has a vigorous growth habit and good disease resistance, and also cold hardy. 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.
Another great reserve from De Chaunac, it tends to have such a great balance between fruit and earth tones on the nose and palate. This is totally a diamond in the rough variety, not well known and I think some people shy away from it. Structurally it’s a well balanced wine with a dynamite profile. Drinking well now, recommended cellar 3-5 years. With this unfiltered on lees wine, expect sediment at the bottom – using a decanter or filtering aerator will help Only 600L produced