2019 Family Reserve FiaFortified Wine
Deep purple colour. The nose is lifted with spirit and black forest cake. Very chocolatey and rich, with candied cherry, dates and dried figs. On the palate, the wine is sweet and unctuous. Loaded with milk chocolate, raspberry coulis and black cherry again. Long and smooth, with a sweet, warm, lingering finish.
A co-fermentation Merlot 60% and Syrah 40%, alcohol fortification on the skins, fortified must pressed and aged in barrel for 30 months. Alcohol is made from distilled Maverick Estate grapes prepared by Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton, British Columbia. This brandy spirit is aged for 12 months in oak before it is used for fortification.