Black Sage Pipe - Port Style Wine
SUMAC RIDGE ESTATE
We have chosen the name “Pipe” to reflect the time-honoured tradition of Port producers and the quality of this fine wine. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Partway through fermentation, the process is stopped by adding high-alcohol grain spirits, bringing the alcohol up to 19-20% and leaving behind residual sugar.
On the nose you will pick up sweet, ripe dark fruit. The palate is full and mouth coating with more dark fruit, and hints of raisins and figs. On the lengthy finish, you get the warmth of the alcohol balanced with a natural residual sweetness.