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  • 2017 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver

Forté (Port style), 2014

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2014 Niagara Peninsula 500 mL, 17% ALC/VOL

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Cabernet Franc

Critic's Rating88 pts


This is Ontario’s first VQA Port style wine. Hand picked and hand sorted from reduced crop as a late harvest. Perfected with a 50 year old recipe, this wine is aged for 2 years in used American oak barrels after the addition of Ontario brandy.

Appearance: Deep purple in colour.

Nose: Intense aromas of plum, dark cherry, cocoa, cassis, and black currant with hints of cigar box and sweet spices.

Palate: It feels like molten dark chocolate, followed with caramelized honey, surrounded with dark berry fruit with a hint of tobacco leaf.

Food pairings: Stilton cheese is the classic Port pairing, but dark chocolate, hazelnuts, almonds are great complementary foods too. Fancy the odd cigar? This is the perfect pairing with a good Cuban on a warm night outside by the fire. This Port-style wine will only get better with age, so don’t be shy putting away even until 2030.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

88 pts

- Rick VanSickle


  • 2017 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver 2017 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver


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