Trail Estate Winery 2018 Baco Noir Unflitered

Tastes like

Candied cherry, red licorice, cinnamon, and raisins. A very smooth palate with soft tannins, and medium acidity that carries the flavours through to the finish.

Good for

Gathering your friends for a virtual games night. Don’t let quarantine snuff your competitive spirit!

Pairs with

Sticky, finger-licking BBQ sauced ribs or chicken drumsticks with a freshly made bacon potato salad. If you want to go the veggie route, a tasty portobello mushroom burger with swiss cheese and zesty chipotle aioli.

Why we're drinking this

Baco Noir, with its occasional wild, gamey flavour, remains an Ontario staple, because it’s hardy enough and makes big reds with deep colour. From vines grown on the small, picturesque Prince Edward County estate, “the County” is a unique appellation, boasting distinct microclimates and soils. The County is a haven for foodies and oenophiles; and has a fabulous wine route with awesome, locally sourced food and drink. Winemaker Mackenzie Brisbois has been working away to tame this beast, and this new vintage succeeds in every way.

Tasting notes

The colour is a deep ruby. The nose, lifted aroma of mulberry, cooked beets and floral notes, reminiscent of a Malbec. It’s medium-weight with subtle tartness, sour red cherry flavours, and a hint of cinnamon. Chill lightly.

Drink this: Now to 2023.

Grapes: Baco Noir

Region: Ontario

Alcohol: 12.8%

Production: 175 cases

Winery: Trail Estate Winery

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