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VQA Duet

VQA Duet Wine Details
Price: $14.95 per bottle

Description: Excellent, smooth, medium bodied wine, softly cellared in our French oak barrels. Lovely finish. A blend of 85% Zweigelt and 15% Cabernet Franc, giving black pepper and current flavours. Zweigelt grows wonderfully on the Erie Shore. It is an early season blue vinifera. Matched with grilled meats, white meats, roast meats, pork and pizza.

Varietal Definition
Zweigelt is a red wine grape variety developed in 1922, at the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology at Klosterneuburg, by Fritz Zweigelt. It was a crossing of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. It is now the most widely -grown red grape variety in Austria, as well as having some presence in Canada's vineyards.
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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