2016 Wildass Red

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Available at Vintages LCBO

The sunny 2016 vintage was great for ripening red wines such as this cheekily named blend. Aromas of blackberry, plum, sweet spices and cedar introduce a bright, ripely fruity wine with a long, tasty finish. A fine choice for grilled beef or black-bean burgers. (Vintages panel, April 2019)

Growing Conditions

The 2016 vintage was one for the record books. Winter was mild and dry with a late April snowfall delaying bud break ever so slightly. A warm and dry spring, especially during flowering, led to even cluster development. Dry conditions continued in May through the middle of August making it one of the driest summers on record. The warm days stimulated an early veraison that led to wonderful potential ripening for all varietals. Some late August rains were quickly absorbed without any negative impact. White varietals were in great shape to be harvested early.

Details

Varieties
Gamay
Merlot
Petit Verdot
Syrah
Viognier
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2016
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2019 - 2022
Cooperage
606 days in French oak │ 5% new