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Rosso Grosso, 2017

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2017 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 14.9% ALC/VOL

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  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot


This is a pleasing and generous wine. On the nose, the wine shows hints of vanilla and baking spice layered with dried cherries. On the palate, the wine is dry, with smooth tannins and a long juicy finish of black cherry and cardamom. Enjoy with roast beef, aged cheddar, or simply on its own.

Varietals: 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Residual Sugar: 5.8 g/L

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Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in February's Wine Club package, 2021.


Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Varietal: Cabernet Franc (60%), Merlot (30%), Petit Verdot (10%)
Residual Sugar: 5.8 g/L
Cases Produced: 200


Appearance: Bright, semi-opaque. Deep ruby core.
Nose: Black cherry, tobacco, cigar box, licorice, black pepper, oak spice, and earth.
Palate: Medium acid, medium+ tannin, medium body. Savoury and vegetal, but the flavours are nicely layered. Herbal notes, earth.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points. Decanting if drinking right away, otherwise cellar for 2-5 years.


Food Pairing: Smoked top sirloin roast with fingerling potatoes, vegetable jambalaya, veal chops with chanterelles, turkey pot pie, and burgers topped with walnuts and cranberries.

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