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Big Head Wines Bigger Head Red 2012

Canada, Ontario
92 TS
89 WA
Big Head Wines Bigger Head Red 2012

The Amarone style of dried grape wine making made it's way to Niagara a few decades ago and Big Head Red is an example of the unique Niagara take - Bordeaux varieties (grown in Niagara) that undergo the appassimento method to create a unique style that will appeal to Amarone lovers!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Big Head Wines
Vintage 2012
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Petit Verdot 35%, Cabernet Franc 35%, Merlot 30%
¥7,040

The Amarone style of dried grape wine making made it's way to Niagara a few decades ago and Big Head Red is an example of the unique Niagara take - Bordeaux varieties (grown in Niagara) that undergo the appassimento method to create a unique style that will appeal to Amarone lovers!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Big Head Wines
Vintage 2012
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Petit Verdot 35%, Cabernet Franc 35%, Merlot 30%
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.9%
Product Code A005R00212
UPC 841270000020
Inventory Very Low Stock (8)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The fun of this wine is in figuring out where the flavours/aromas of this wine come from: the Petit Verdot brings the pepper, Cabernet Franc the tobacco and the Merlot brings the fruit. Nose of cherry, plum and pepper. Flavours are layered and lovely: red and black fruit, mid-palate full of plum, cherry, cassis, blackberry and smoky tobacco leading to a black pepper finish. Bigger is definitely a good name for this wine and at 15.5% alcohol.

Pairing

A great wine for grilled meats and firm cheeses.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2032!

Press
92Toronto Star
George Stimmel, Toronto Star.  A one third, petite verdot, cab franc and merlot blend with complex violets, licorice and black cherry layers
89WineAlign
John Szabo, MS  This wine is highly satisfying, savoury and bold in a style that will appeal widely. The nose offers a concentrated thrust of ripe/lightly candied/dried black and red berry fruit, leather, sweet baking spice and savoury herbs, while the palate, deep and full-bodied, lingers on the vapors of nearly 15% alcohol. All in all, a big, bold, generously proportioned red for fans of reds in the new world, warm climate idiom, even if this hails from cool Niagara. Serve with salty protein.
Reviews & Ratings

BRONZE - 2013 Canadian Wine Awards

Production

Appellation

VQA Vinemount Ridge

Viticulture

Vineyard: Edgerock Vineyard

Vinification

A blend of Petit Verdot (35%), Cabernet Franc (35%) and Merlot (30%) which went through both natural fermentation and malolactic fermentation – aged for a mere six-and-a-half months in new European oak barrels.

Producer

Producer Description

A family of passionate individuals that love all things vinous. We have been making wine in the area for over a decade, and this is our first project on our own. We source only the best fruit from the Niagara region, working closely with growers that share our attention to detail and pursuit of the highest quality. We hope you enjoy!

IN THE CELLAR

Appassimento; Passito; Vin de Paille; Strohwein; Schilfwein; Prošek; Slámové vino; Vin Santo; Vino de Pasas; Caballo Blanco; Wineries from all over the world are embracing the art of drying grapes to concentrate the flavour and structure of the must and resulting wine. We have been using tobacco kilns and we like the results. We hand-harvest the grapes, gently placing each bunch in a single layer and only selecting the healthiest fruit. The kilns provide a perfect environment; plenty of ventilation and air-flow and the cool fall and winter temperatures slow down the process and prevent rot.

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