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Foreign Affair Conspiracy 2020

Canada, Ontario

An expressive and full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc re-passed over the skins of lees of their memorable, rich Appassimento wines, for added intensity.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer The Foreign Affair Winery
Vintage 2020
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
¥2,970

An expressive and full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc re-passed over the skins of lees of their memorable, rich Appassimento wines, for added intensity.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer The Foreign Affair Winery
Vintage 2020
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.9%
Product Code A007R01020
UPC 661144000006
Inventory In Stock (55)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

An expressive and full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc re-passed over the skins of lees of their memorable, rich Appassimento wines, for added intensity.

Pairing

Charcuterie and aged cheese, beef wellington, veal Bolognese with Roma tomatoes and fresh herbs, grilled tuna and steak, and roasted winter vegetables with balsamic glaze. 

Cellaring

Enjoy now through 2030 and beyond

Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Penninsula

Viticulture

Hand picked and sorted

Vinification

Ripasso method

Producer

Producer Description

1990 | Valpolicella, Veneto

Foreign Affair Winery founders Len and Marisa Crispino were living as expats in Italy when they discovered the wonders of Amarone, or 'Appassimento' wines.

The more they learned about this technique and grew to love these wines, the more excited they became at the prospect of bringing this incredible craftsmanship back with them to Ontario.

And so, they did.

2000 |  Niagara, Ontario

In 2000, taking a leap of faith, Len and Marisa bought 40 acres of prime farmland in the Vinemount Ridge sub-appellation of Niagara's Twenty Valley wine region, starting their journey to becoming trailblazers of Appassimento winemaking in Canada.

They sourced quality vinifera varietals from Europe, and after three years of carefully nurturing vines, 2004 became the inaugural vintage of Foreign Affair wines.

Today |  Niagara, Ontario

While the first vintages had many challenges with this approach, the big, bold red wines they produced as a result spoke for themselves, and so Len and Marisa persisted and over the next few decades, these wines become the benchmark for Appassimento wines in Niagara, inspiring many other producers in the process.

Today, The Foreign Affair Winery offers a unique and diverse selection of award-winning wines, all touched by the Appassimento process in some way, and many stories to share about the journey.

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