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Lakeview Cellars Baco Noir Reserve, 2017

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2017 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13% ALC/VOL
Baco Noir

Our Baco Noir grapes were harvested in early to mid October and were selected from high quality Niagara vineyards. After harvest the grapes were gently pressed in pneumatic style bladder presses and then the grape juice was transferred into stainless steel tanks with the skins and fermented for 21 days with pump-overs done twice daily to create an even distribution of flavours in the wine. The wine was then transferred into new American oak barrels which created bold, toasty and spicy notes in the wine. The Baco Noir was stored in these barrels for upwards of 12 months, adding significant complexity to the wine. The wine was then filtered and cold stabilized before being sent to the bottling line.

A full bodied Baco Noir with a nose rich in raspberry, plum and oak spice characteristics. The palate is complex with notes of jammy red fruit, cassis and a smooth smokey finish.

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    The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in October 2023's Wine Club packs.

    Geographical Indication: VQA Ontario
    Vineyard: Thwaites Farms
    Residual Sugar: 8 g/L
    Cases Produced: 382

    Appearance: Bright, semi-opaque. Dark garnet colour.
    Nose: Aromas of cassis, coffee, smoked meat, and savoury green herbs.
    Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Deep notes of dark cherry, blackberry jam, blackcurrant, plum, and dark chocolate.
    Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Well balanced, smooth tannins.

    Food Pairing: Smoked hamburgers with bacon jam and Gruyere, grilled BBQ ribs, poutine with generous curds and mushroom gravy, sriracha chicken wings, and Tex-Mex lasagna.

    • 2021 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver