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Baco Noir Speck Family Reserve, 2021
Shipped and sold by Henry of Pelham Estate Winery
From Ontario's Baco Noir pioneers the Speck Bros. comes a full-bodied red wine with brambly fruit character and an intense core of minerality. Our Speck Family Reserve (SFR) wines are the highest expression of our specific vineyards' terroir made with fruit that was shovel planted in the Short Hills Bench sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula starting in 1984.
- Estate-grown, including our original planting (circa 1984);
- Gently destemmed, mechanically sorted (optically as needed). Cap gently managed through pulse-air during fermentation to extract natural rich fruit, intensity of colour and flavour.
- Aged in a combination of new and 1-2 years old American barriques, then partially finished in 5000L oak foudres for a combined 12 months.
Venison, lamb, steak, or pasta in a rich tomato sauce.
The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2021.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: VQA Ontario
Vineyard: Estate Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 13.3 g/L
Cases Produced: 2,526
Appearance: Dense purple in colour.
Nose: Lightly cedary, spicy, blackberry, tobacco and new leather on the nose with a floral top note.
Palate: Full-bodied, dry, richly extracted blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, beautifully balanced, ripe tannins and zesty acidity.
Quality: Outstanding. 92 points. Their best yet! Drink now or through 2023.
Food Pairing: Honey barbecued back ribs with baked beans, venison stew, grilled turkey burgers with caramelized onions, penne with artichoke hearts and parmesan cream, and aged cheddar sourdough bread.