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2010 Alchemy

2010 Alchemy
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We used appassimento methods of drying grapes for 33 days after harvest, monitoring sugar concentration and quality development every day. The dried grapes were crushed at 27.5 Brix and manually punched down for 14 days before pressing. Aged for 2 years in five year old American oak barrels for tannin development and subtle oak flavours.  Our appassimento program is the result of a five year collaboration research project with the Kentville Research and Development Centre and Italian research groups where this style is famous. The goal of the 2005 research project was to produce a bigger, more intense red wine for our cool climate region.

Wine Specs
Annapolis Valley
Vineyard Designation
Annapolis Valley
Harvest Date
October 18, 2010
at harvest 21 Brix, after drying 27.5
two years barrel, eight years bottle
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Finished dry with highly evolved round tannins and weight, and notes of earth, root vegetable, subtle cherry and oak.
Winemaker Notes
100% organic Marechal Foch, appassimento
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted vegetables, Rich tomato-based dishes, Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisine, Medium and strong cheese
Other Notes
Certified organic by Pro-Cert