2014 Ferry Road
Crafted from a blend of Maréchal Foch, Leon Millot, and four other grape varieties, this semi-sweet red wine reveals notes of jammy dark fruit, savoury spices, and pepper. Try this wine with your favourite dry rub.
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.
This wine was fermented in stainless steel to maintain the fresh, fruit forward, character of the grapes. The wine underwent malo-lactic fermentation to aid in balancing the wine by softening the acidity. The wine was then bottled with some residual sweetness enhancing the dark fruit notes as well as improving the overall mouthfeel of the wine.
The nose shows notes of red and dark fruit with jammy notes, spicy peppercorn and a dulse-brine note common to Nova Scotian reds. The palate reveals ripe fruit and jam with a rich mid-palate and a lingering fruit driven finish.
Suggested Food Pairings:
This wine pairs well with blue cheese, seasoned meat, or strongly spiced food such as Indian or Thai cuisine.
Total Acidity: 9.0g/L
Residual Sugar: 25.0g/L
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