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By: Fielding Wines  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wine, Barrels, cabernet sauvignon

Winemaking Notes:

This is our introductory vintage of Chosen FEW, a wine chosen from our best barrels, made in small quantities only from select vintages. The result is a wine which we believe shows the full potential of making elegant, ageworthy wines in Niagara with great complexity and intensity. The 2007 Chosen FEW Red is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Merlot (41%), and Syrah (14%) sourced from four vineyards through Niagara. The wines were aged independently for eighteen months in a mixture of new and older oak barriques and “hogsheads”. After aging in barrel the wines were carefully selected using a series of blind tastings, assembled and bottled without fining or filtration.

Awards and Accolades:

Bronze Medal - 2011 Intervin International Wine Awards

Bronze Medal - 2011 Canadian Wine Awards

The name for this premium cuvee is derived from the combination of the winery’s initials and the fact that only 7 barrels were selected. Full bodied, this wine offers incredible complexity in the form of an ever evolving bouquet of mocha, coffee, cherry, plum, blueberry, smoke, minerals, pepper, graphite and mint. The mid palate is rich and ripe, and the finale extensive. The tannins ensure drinkability over the next seven years. It is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 14% Syrah. Rated: 91, Evan Saviolidis, Wine Savvy

Technical Details:

Cooperage: French (73%) and American (27%) oak barriques and hogsheads, made of a combination of new (53%) and neutral (47%) oak.
Harvest Dates: October 3 - November 17, 2007
Alcohol Content: 13.8%
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L (Sugar Code 0)
Total Acidity: 6.0g/L
pH: 3.75

Cellar Potential:

Cellar up until 2022.

Release Date:

September 2010

Availability: 

Winery, select restaurants and online.

Keywords: Barrels, cabernet sauvignon, Wine