Apologetic Red 2013

Cabernet Franc

—VINTAGES#: 514653
Apologetic Red 2013
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 Details

Release Date:
July 8, 2017
1500 mL bottle
Made in:
Ontario, Canada
The Foreign Affair Winery
Sugar Content:
26 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
M - Medium
Full-bodied & Smooth
Cabernet Franc
This is a VQA wine

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