Paradise Grapevine - Cashtown (Dornfelder & Cabernet Franc Red Wine)
Paradise Grapevine (Toronto, ON)
You may not of heard of Dornfelder before but chances are you’ve drank it. This #megapurple grape actually finds it’s way into basically every red wine at many Ontarian conventional wineries. It’s all-light-absorbing violaceous pigment is used to manipulate colour in generic red wines. Consider it a locally misunderstood grape that has unique and delightful qualities such as purple plum, tree bark, barnyard and floral flavours. The berries are large and therefore the skin to flesh ratio results in a lower tannin concentration and a refreshingly light body. PG couldn’t help but blend it with 40% of their 2020 Cabernet Franc which was just bursting with blue and purple berry fruit.