Weekly Wine – 20 Bees

21 Aug

20bees20 Bees Baco Noir VQA
2011
Canada
750ml
12.5% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

My dad, grandfather and uncle kept bees so I am genetically predisposed to this wine’s name and label. That said I am a little perplexed by the label’s image of grape harvesters, loaded with grapes, riding the flying bees over vineyards. It is a strange image, but it did not distract or discourage me from trying this wine from my home province.
This is VQA wine so you know that this is home grown wine. (Some Ontario wines use grapes grown in other areas.) This appellation signifies the best that the region just south of Toronto, albeit over the lake, can produce. It is an affordable wine that has a great flavour. It is light and rich at the same time with no harshness that I could taste. It is a very nice wine. Quite surprising that it is at this price as most VQA wines cost a fair bit more.

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