Niagara Peninsula, Canada
750ml / 16.9% ABV
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Merlot 31%, Cabernet Franc 17%
Dedicated to the Gran Master of Amarone—Giuseppe Quintarelli, an inspiration to our Founders. On the nose, layers of dried black cherry, blackberry, dried blackcurrant, acai berry, dried blueberry, leather, pipe tobacco, toasted oak, and vanilla bean. The palate is smooth, intense, and balanced with strong flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, dried blueberry, subtle oak notes together with firm but smooth, rich tannins. Its rich, ripe flavors are perfectly balanced with its acidity and tannins which lead to an extremely long, warm, lingering finish.
The 2010 vintage was a dry warm year which allowed for full ripening of our estate Cabernet Franc grapes. An excellent Niagara vintage! This wine is a blend of our appassimento Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot grapes. The grapes were harvested between late September and October then dried naturally for 100 days before being processed. This wine was fermented on the skins, pressed, and then aged in select French and American oak barrels for 26 months. Drinking beautifully now, especially after time in a decanter. The Gran Q will continue to develop in your cellar through to the year 2025. "
This wine pairs naturally with grilled red meats, roasts, chateaubriand, game meats, rich chocolate desserts, blue cheeses, or with a cigar in front of the fire.
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