2014 Baco Noir Reserve

2014 Baco Noir Reserve


Crafted from grapes grown in the Annapolis Valley and along the Fundy Shore this wine reveals ripe fruit, soft tannins, and fresh acidity.

Grape: 100% Baco Noir

Vintage Information:
The 2014 growing season got off to a rocky start.  A colder than average winter damaged some buds reducing the crop.  A late spring frost killed off many shoots further reducing the crop. Post-tropical storm Arthur blew through during bloom destroying shoots and flowers reducing the crop yet again and causing a lot of extra work in the vineyard. Summer was fairly average but autumn was near perfect with warm dry weather allowing the surviving fruit to be harvested well in advance of frost at a level of ripeness not seen since 2010.

Winemaker’s Notes:
This Baco Noir was fermented with two different yeasts and left for a one month maceration on the skins.  The wine was then pressed and quickly blended into third fill Hungarian oak barriques and aged for twenty-two months prior to racking, light filtration, and bottling.

Tasting Notes:
The nose shows notes blueberry, mulberry, cassis, cured meat, thyme, and butterscotch. The palate reveals ripe fruit, balanced by mellow oak, soft tannins, medium body, and fresh acidity, all leading to a long and spicy finish.

Suggested Food Pairings:
This wine pairs well with barbequed pork, artisan pizza, or spicy tomato pasta dishes.

Technical Information:
ABV: 11.6%
Total Acidity: 10.5g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/L
pH: 3.70

If you would like to request a copy of the product info sheet for this wine, please contact info@avondalewine.ca.