Known as “The Big Fella” by Craig, our famous Grand Red blend is deep garnet colour with a remarkable bouquet of currant, blackberry, dark plum, smoky oak, cedar chest, spice, tobacco leaf and chocolate. This full-bodied Grand Red has an elegant side, along with firm but not aggressive tannins, great structure and moderate acidity. Wonderful mid-palate flavours of red and black berries, currant, spice, violet and leather develop in the mouth. Black tea, cocoa powder, black currant and oak barrel spice notes linger through on the extra-dry finish. Drink now to 2028. Craig recommends decanting if drinking before 2021.
Serve at a cool room temperature of 18°C.
An elegant dinner wine for medium-rare grilled steak with red wine jus; rack of lamb; grilled lamb chops; prime rib roast with root vegetables; rich game meats; two to four-year-old Canadian Cheddar cheese with walnuts and crackers; 70% dark chocolate.
How does Winemaker Craig McDonald create Grand Red?
It all starts in the vineyard! Craig intensely manages our estate-owned Clark Farm and Carlton Vineyards to produce low-yielding vines with deep fruit concentration. The best of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon were hand-picked, cold-soaked, fermented and barrel aged separately in 100% French oak for 12 months before the winemaking team expertly blended to perfection! The 2016 final assemblage of 46% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon was then aged an additional 6 months in French oak to concentrate the flavours and texture before bottling with minimal filtration. This is truly a sum of all its parts.
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