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#11 Foreign Affair Red Collection

$274.70

 

This is the perfect Collection for any red wine lover.

Six bottles of big, bold and deliciously smooth red wines tucked inside a six bottle kraft box.

1 bottle each of:

Dream 2015:  Enticing aromas and on the palate this bold wine shows off flavours of black cherry, fresh blackberry preserve, fresh black fig, and slight oak on the finish. The big flavours of this wine are well balanced, complex, and the tannins are luxuriously smooth.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Cabernet Franc (27%), Merlot (11%), and Petit Verdot (2%), the grapes were small batch processed and fermented. The wine was aged for 16 months in select French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels and the final blend is made up of 15% appassimento wine (15% of the juice coming from grapes that were dried after picking).  Decant this wine if enjoying now or cellar for an additional 5-8 years.

Pinot Noir 2012: The grapes were hand harvested and sorted in early September with 20% of the grapes  dried in the appassimento style. The wine was aged for 16 months on lees in select French oak barrels before being blended for bottling.

On the nose are rich aromas of spice, dried cranberry, cherry, and red currants, vanilla bean, hints of tobacco, leather, and roasted walnut. The palate showcases a perfect balance of fruit, oak, and silky tannins. Delicious flavours of cherry, cranberry, and leather notes follow through to a very long, complex, and elegant finish. Enjoy this wine now.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: The grapes were hand harvested in late November with 15% of the grapes set aside to dry using the traditional appassimento method before pressing. The resulting wine was then aged in French and American oak for 26 months.

With a dense dark purple colour, the concentration of this wine on the nose is phenomenal with ripe black currant, eucalyptus, cigar tobacco, ripe black cherry, and spicy leather notes. The palate is firm yet elegant with smooth tannins and flavours of ripe black cherry, blackberry, black currant and subtle oak on the long finish.

Enjoy now from a decanter, perhaps by the fireplace, or let mature for 5-10 years.

Temptress 2013:  This Temptress 2013 is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The wine was then aged for 26 months in French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels before being blended with 20% appassimento wine (grapes were left to dry after being picked). The aging potential for this vintage is conservatively estimated at 5-10 years.

The palate will seduce you with flavours of ripe black cherry, dark plum, blackberry, and subtle baking spices. With dark chocolate, cigar tobacco, and leather notes on the exceptionally long, complex finish. This full-flavoured, full-bodied rich wine is very well balanced with silky, elegant tannins.

Petit Verdot 2015:  For the serious red wine lover!

After harvest, bunches of grapes were placed on racks to naturally dry for 60 days. This added process allows some of the water to evaporate, producing a more dense, concentrated juice. The grapes were then crushed and fermented. A small amount of Cabernet Franc was added to give the wine added depth and body. This wine is 15% appassimento and aged in French oak barrels (40% new barrels) for18 months.

One swirl of the wine in your glass will release the layers of concentrated ripe black fruit, eucalyptus, violet, and faint fennel and cinnamon notes. The palate is full-bodied, rich, smooth with flavours of currants, cherry compote, baking spice,  and vanilla bean highlights leading to a deliciously long finish.

To be enjoyed now or will age easily for 5-7+ years in your cellar… with incredible will power.

Apologetic Red 2015: A favourite at the winery, this 100% Cabernet Franc was made in the appassimento style with 52% of the grapes dried for 125 days prior to pressing.

A huge wine with smooth tannins and intense flavours of ripe red cherry, currants, and spices such as clove, leading to an extremely long and complex finish. The balance and powerful elegance of this wine will astound you. This wine will age in the cellar easily for 5-8+ years and is drinking very well now.

Apologetic Red is a humorous nod to Canadians and their apologetic nature. Called Apologetic with “Sorry” written on the front label and “Not Sorry” written on the back label, it was created with the idea that Canadians should stop apologizing and instead celebrate the excellence that abounds in this country.

 

Price:
Foreign Affair Red Collection – $274.70 + $10 plus HST shipping anywhere within Ontario

Delivery:
Please order by December 13, 2017 for delivery before the holiday season.

These Gift Collections can only be delivered in Ontario. Please call us for Gift Collections and shipping charges to other provinces. Person of legal drinking age must sign for delivery.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, call us at (905) 562-9898 (daily from 11 am to 5 pm) and we’ll work with you to create that perfect gift:
• Customized gift collections
• Foreign Affair Wine Club
• Gift cards
• Wine accessories
• Alessi products

If you have any questions or want to place your order by phone, please call us at the winery at (905) 562-9898. We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Or send an email to wineorders@foreignaffairwine.com.

Additional Information

Weight 9.6 kg
Dimensions 39 x 31 x 31 cm