Apologetic Red 2013


Apologetic Red 2013

Brewer: The Foreign Affair Winery

Stores: LCBO

Alcohol: 14.9%

Availability: In Stock



Apologetic Red 2013

Tasting Note: The label of this Niagara offering features a sketch of a moose with the word 'Sorry' written across the beast's torso. Owner Len Crispino, a former chief trade representative for Ontario in Italy, intends it as a tongue-in-cheek nod to Canadians' famous reputation for apologizing at the drop of a hat. And I have to say sorry here if you're expecting a bone-dry wine. It is, in fact, sweeter than off-dry, a Canadian cabernet franc crafted in the appassimento style of Valpolicella in northern Italy, with 52 per cent of the grapes left out to dry and concentrate flavours prior to pressing. Think of it as a Canuck Amarone, only with an extra dollop of sugar. Big and thick, at 14.9-per-cent alcohol, it's layered with nuances of spiced plum, raisin, dark chocolate, cherry jam and tobacco. A fine choice for aged, salty cheeses, such as Stilton or Parmesan. Score - 90. (Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, Sept. 14, 2016)

Product Specs:
Brewer The Foreign Affair Winery
Origin Canada, Ontario
Stores LCBO
Alcohol 14.9%
Sugar/Sweetness M - Medium
Type Wine
Category Red Wine
Sub Category Cabernet Franc
Tags Cabernet Franc, Full-bodied & Smooth
Product Reviews :

Ravi Kumar - 4/5

27/1/2012

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