Graham Rennie has been crafting small batch wines in Niagara for more than a decade.
This special ‘assemblage’ is a treat to introduce you to. It is best that Graham best explains this premium red wine…
This red wine has a nose both expressive and opulent, with aromas of mocha, Bing cherry, dark fruitcake, dried black currants, tobacco, toasted almond with a hint of cedar. The palate is decidedly bold, richly textured and structured with warming alcohol, grippy tannin, elegant minerality and natural acidity. Flavours waft from the glass of fig jam, blackberries, plum, anise with mocha, caramel, toast and sweet spice notes that carries on to what is considered a very big finish for this red wine.
A big red like this one is best with a big meal with all of the trimmings…and include a glass to enjoy with chocolate at the end of the meal.
A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, after harvest, the grapes were taken to the winery and placed in Niagara Custom Crush custom made Appassimento drying chamber for 68 – 73 days. The result is a reduction of the overall weight of the grapes by 30%, concentrating their natural flavours and elevating the sugars to 29.1° brix.
The grapes were then crushed and slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine was drained into French oak barrels
and aged a further 2 years. A selection of individual barrels were blended to create “G” which was bottled April 2019.