Wild berry and smoky notes are deftly handled at Henry of Pelham, where this variety has become their recognised flagship red wine. Deep ruby colour with hints of purple; blackberry and plum aromas with coffee, cedar and smoky notes. Dry and full-bodied with pronounced black cherry flavours lingering on a smoky finish.
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Grapes: Baco Noir
Baco Noir's origins go back to 1894, when French grape creator François Baco crossed Folle Blanche with an unknown member of the American Vitis riparia family.
His intention was to create phylloxera-resistant vines that retained their Old World French character. At one time Baco Noir was grown in Burgundy and the Loire, but it was gradually phased out of the Old World and has since become one of North America's more successful hybrids.