RKS 2023 Wine: Southbrook Canadian Framboise: This May be Your Chocolate Desserts’ Best Friend

Southbrook Vineyard’s Canadian Framboise would be more than happy to meet a chocolate-based dessert particularly cakes with some raspberry or cherry filling like a Black Forest Cake. I am sure there are some Canadians out there that will be having chocolatey desserts to end the year. Readers outside of Canada may try and find a raspberry fruit “wine” in their jurisdiction. Frambroise means “raspberry” in French. It is also just fine poured over vanilla or chocolate ice cream with a few fresh raspberries tossed in.

As for aromatics it is replete with just picked ripe raspberries tinged with a miniscule bit of milk chocolate. The palate is silky and smooth with just plain old ripe raspberries with a moderately long finish. Not complex but straightforward and delicious. There is enough acidity to keep this wine from being cloying or sickly sweet.

It is organic and vegan.

(Southbrook Canadian Framboise, Southbrook Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake, $19.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 341024, 750 mL, 13.5% RKS 2023 Wine Rating 94/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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