2020 Inniskillin Niagara Estate Series Baco Noir
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The 2019 harvest was predictably late in getting underway, starting September 6th. The sunny, cool weather and low humidity that kicked off harvest allowed the fruit to develop phenolic ripeness for an extended period without breaking down. There was an unusual and early cold snap in mid-November, along with close to 30 cm of snow on November 11th. Growers were confronted with some challenges as they navigated machinery through snowy vineyards, but prevailed successfully and wrapped up harvest on November 26th.
Harvested from a select vineyard in the Niagara Peninsula these grapes were immediately destemmed and crushed into a stainless steel tank. Fermented at an average temperature of 25 C the wine was then pressed off the skins and transferred into French and American oak where it was aged until ready to bottle.
Our Baco Noir displays aromas of ripe blackberry, chocolate and toast with well balanced flavours of black cherry, cocoa and plum.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with sweet BBQ sauce ribs, sweet Italian sausage with garlic and fennel and black forest cake.