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The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy 2010 (Niagara) Add to ...

  • Rating 88
  • Year 2010
  • Price $19.95

Len Crispino, former chief trade representative for Ontario in Italy, and his wife, Marisa, started this estate out of a love affair with Amarone, the rich red wine of the Veneto region, which is based on partially dried grapes. The Conspiracy, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, is inspired by the Veneto style called ripasso, in which fermenting juice mingles with leftover skins and seeds of Amarone. The pomace provides additional food for the yeast, raising alcohol while adding richness. The wine delivers sweet cassis, cherry and vanilla flavours, with a hint of dark-roast coffee.

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