DE CHAUNAC 2021
Lots of red fruit on the nose – cranberry, raspberry jam and cherry cordial. Aromas of floral, vanilla and toasted oak round the profile with a whisper of coffee grounds. The fruit comes through on the palate with notes of vanilla and a slightly off-dry finish.
Very food friendly, great with BBQ, smoked meats, salads with pickled beets, cold cut sandwiches, pizza.
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. Producing big berry fruit forward rosé wines to medium bodied reds. I sometimes compare it to a being in between a Merlot and Pinot Noir – nice red fruit notes, balanced tannin often very smoother but it is lighter in style (than merlot) and can have a higher acidity. Food friendly and easy drinking.
A real crowd pleaser! A higher residual sugar makes this a very easy drinking wine and a great intro wine for new red wine drinkers. 14g/L residual sugar Lots of sweet red fruit notes like cherry cordial and sweet vanilla.