Email Signup Facebook

 

Our Wines & Products
 
2014 Triomphe Cabernet Franc Rosé

$19.95
Online Presale. Available in the Tasting Room May 23rd!
Stay in the Loop
Join our Southbrook newsletter, the latest information on Southbrook!

Newsletter Signup

 

2011 Red

Jan 27, 2012

2011 Connect Red VQA
Certified Organic & Biodynamic

SOLD OUT / 750ml (Ontario Price Shown)


Wine Lovers' Notes:

In the Glass

Robust colour and dense presence in the glass. Aromas of red fruits, blueberries, cassis with hints of leather. Mid-weight on the palate -- the fruit continues followed by a round middle and soft tannin.

Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.

In Print

Honours - 2013 InterVin International Wine Awards

"A smokey wine with enticing dark fruit aromas. Full-bodied with a terrific acidity balance for many meals. Pair with: The fruitiness and moderate alcohol match well with beef or veggies and (Madras) curry. Drink 2011-2014".
- Natalie Maclean, Breakfast Television

90+ points -
"From Southbrook Winery, a quick tour through their new biodynamic releases. I was mightily impressed with their Connect Red 2011 ($14.95, 90+)".
- Dean Tudor, Wine Trade Winds Diary

"It has a generous and quite pure nose of blackberry, herbal and floral, with just a hint of smoke and vanilla. It's medium weight, fairly smooth with some mid-palate fruit than a bit tannic and dry on the finish. Good length. Best 2013 to 2016".
- David Lawrason, WineAlign.com

"All estate fruit, this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sees light oak aging. What a nice red wine at a great pricepoint. A nose of currants, bramble, smoke and licorice. It's juicy on the palate with rich cassis, subtle spice and pretty good structure".
- Rick Vansickle, Wines in Niagara

Community Cookbook:

Submit your own recipes here!


Winemaker's Notes:

In the Vineyard

Estate grown in our organic and demeter certified vineyard. Harvested for "fresh fruit level of maturity"; this intense flavour window provides full expression of red fruits, blueberries and cassis.

Varietal:

39% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Harvested: October 5 - November 3, 2011
Brix at harvest: 22.2 - 23.8°

In the Winery

Alcohol: 13%
Titratable Acidity: 6.2 g/l
ph: 3.66
Bottled: January 10, 2012
Closure: Stelvin
Cases Produced: Approx 3000
Release Date: TBA

In the Cellar

Grapes were handpicked and cluster sorted before destemming and crushing. 50% fermentation in oak vats and stainless steel tanks for 4 weeks total maceration time before gentle pressing, settling and aging in oak vats for 3 months. Blending Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon then sterile filtration prior to bottling. No fining.

 


Comments

Add Comment

*
 
 * are required fields.
Comment moderation is turned on.