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2015 Appassimento - GOLD MEDAL - 2022 New York World Wine Awards

GOLD MEDAL - 2022 New York World Wine Awards

Following the classic method of Appassimento, this wine is vinified from carefully selected grapes and dried according to tradition. The resulting wine is bulky, robust, tannic, full bodied and round.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red with garnet reflections; powerful and ripe nose, fruity with hints of ripe red fruit, cherry, currant and plum, pepper and smoke; full-bodied, intense and persistent with fruity and spicy aftertaste.

Vineyard Notes
A cool and wet spring saw a considerable amount of rain in June. The summer was very amenable with sunny and dry conditions throughout. The later ripening varietal used in this vintage benefited from an extended season..
Production Notes
All varietals were given the time they required on the vines to achieve their maximum potential. Great care was taken in hand picking these and laying out for drying, in an effort to retain the greatest quantity for further processing; drying took place over three months. The wine was aged in oak for three years, moved to stainless steel tanks for stabilization for six months and, another six months in bottle before release.   
Winemaker's Notes

The 2015 is our fourth vintage and, with a greater portion of this wine coming from Cabernet Sauvignon, there is a particular intensity and presence. We are especially pleased with the various expressions across vintages and, as before, I'm confident it will surpass the expectations of those unfamiliar with the heights reached in winemaking in the Niagara Peninsula.

To refer to this wine as special is an understatement. We set out many years ago on the journey to crafting Appassimento wines and it's a joy to realize this ambition. From the planting of the vines, and cultivating these over many years, to devising the system to best create these wines of distinction. The very name, Appassimento, conjures images of the challenges, the creative leaps we've taken, and the comradery gained in our team in creating this wine.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 2015
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 
Appelation: Vinemount Ridge
Residual Sugar: 8.4 g/L
Alcohol: 16.5 %



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