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.
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.
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.