The FORTÉ is now available in LCBO stores
$17.95 VINTAGES#: 361758 | 500 mL bottle
Union is the brainchild of Canadian winemaking legend Dr. Allan Jackson and sommelier Andrew von Teichman.
Port-style fortified 100% VQA certified from amazing Ontario premium grown grapes
It is a perfect blend of Merlot,Cabernet and a hint of Shiraz fortified with 18%alc./vol ,aged in oak barrels for 3 years
Dark purple, oak character ,sweet in the palate 104g/L but not too sweet for a dessert wine, smooth, pleasant blackberry and cherry aroma on the nose,medium length.It has nice complexity with a balance of fruits/alcohol/tannins and acid.
I have tasted last night November 29,2016 with :
Dark chocolate - perfect on the palate, like sipping black cherries wine
Alexis de Portneuf-Brie De Saint-Raymond Double creme - the FORTÉ is smooth, blending well, excellent Brie cheese complement
Dessert wine - Great for sipping after dinner .Same amazing taste as described in Tasting notes
Grab a bottle or two for Holidays before they disappear from the shelfs ! At this price is an amazing value dessert wine !