Daniel Speck, Henry of Pelham SVP Sales
“Baco Noir is so well-suited to our climate that it produces a juicy red with great consistency. And because it makes a wine that is accessible yet unique and complex, we have truly discovered a wine that mirrors Canada and Canadians. When we sell our wines abroad, it is this one that always gets the most attention. Baco is our international flag-bearer.”
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Bruce Nicholson, Inniskillin Niagara Winemaker
“Baco Noir produces a food-friendly wine that shows good structure and an abundance of fruit on the nose and palate. I believe Baco Noir has changed to a drier style of wine with more oak influence. Barrel-aging adds subtle aromatics of toasted oak and vanilla, as well as increasing complexity and structure.”
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Sandbanks Winery Owner, Catherine Langlois
“Baco is our flagship. It’s a grape that’s easier to grow in the sense that we don’t have to bury the vines over the winter, but it’s a little harder to make in the cellar. It’s very intense and thick, and has a lot of pigments, so it’s got a lot of fruit flavour but very low tannin — but that means the wine is ready to drink when we put it in the bottle.”
Try Sandbanks Baco Noir VQA.