It’s hard for us to believe that it’s been 25 years since Trius Red burst onto the international wine scene when it became the first-ever Canadian vintage to be recognized as the Best Red Wine in the World. Where does the time go? A quarter century later, Trius Red continues to hold its own as one of the most iconic wines of the north.
2014 Trius Red
- 55% Cabernet Franc
- 25% Merlot
- 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Deep garnet with a wonderful bouquet of black currant, ripe blackberry, blueberry, sweet smoke, spice box and a hint of mocha. The dominating Cabernet Franc provides rich flavours of ripe black currant, blackberry and dark plum, while notes of blueberry, baking spice and vanilla bean accent these flavours and linger beautifully on the finish.
WINEMAKING TECHNIQUE: These grapes were harvested from our estate-owned Carlton and Clark Farm Vineyards and from our long-standing growers in the Niagara Peninsula. The individual lots received 14 to 25 days of skin contact during fermentation. Each varietal was barrel-aged separately in 60% French and 40% American oak (25% new oak) for six months, then blended together and aged in the same barrels again, as the final assemblage, for a further six months before being bottled.
See for yourself where all the magic happens. . .
Join us at the winery to taste Trius Red on our Walking Red Experience. Enjoy this intimate experience in our Trius Red Room to learn about the journey three Bordeaux grapes made to Niagara to create this Iconic benchmark red in our Trius Red. You will enjoy delving into all three single varietals paired with food created by our own Chef Dodd. This visual journey includes a tour of the winery and of course the structured tasting of Trius Red.