This week has been cold. The cold where you just want to huddle under a thick blanket and cuddle. So I was looking for a wine that had body to it. A friend brought us a bottle of Sandbanks Baco Noir (2013) and I was hoping it would work, as this is our first wine from this winery but our friend says it was a surprise favourite for him. We love finding new wines from Ontario and are looking forward to our next visit to Prince Edward County to explore more.
@WineGuyTO tells me that this wine initially doesn’t have very strong aromas, but it was a little on the cool side. On the nose there is a jammy-ness that becomes more on the palate. Twenty minutes in, there was a toasted nuts on the nose. The flavours we got were plum and red fruits, not the wild cherry the bottle says. The colour is dark red, almost purple. The sweetness is balanced by acidity; overall a typical Baco. He paired this tourtière and found that it complemented the wine, as the saltiness of the pork mixed with the beef makes the wine taste more full bodied.
Really we could have sat on this wine for at least 2-3 years, but that would not help us fulfill drinking down the cellar!