Pair this wine with a variety of braised dishes such as beef stew, lamb or chili. It also pairs well with barbequed meats such as steak, ribs and burgers.
Selected from different barrel lots originating from several sub-appellations, the components in this wine were selected based on structure and their approachability. The wines were aged independently in new and previously filled French oak barrels from select coopers for just over one year so the barrel component in the final wine is a part of the wine, and not overwhelming. The Merlot gives the wine a soft midpalate with some dried fruit character, while the Cabernet Franc a gives the final wine an expressive floral/herbal character with structure and a solid backbone of acidity on the finish.
Varietal Composition: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Cooperage: 100% French Oak
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/l