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ELLE Gourmet loves Petrichor Cabernet Merlot

This earthy, full-bodied red is evocative of Niagara's unique terroir – and it's only $17.95.

The days are getting cooler and the nights are getting cozier. Red wine starts to shine in the fall time, and Petrichor Cabernet Merlot 2020 is our pick for enjoying a night in.

The word ‘petrichor’ is a term coined by Australian scientists to describe the unique and pleasant earthy smell associated with rain falling on dry earth. This Cab Merlot is a true expression of the Niagara Peninsula wine region’s exceptional terroir, which makes ‘petrichor’ the perfect name for it.

A full-bodied red, Petrichor Cabernet Merlot has alluring flavour notes of dark berry, spiced plum, toasty oak and mineral. And, of course, the rich and balanced aroma of petrichor.

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This meticulous blend of Cab Franc, Merlot, Cab Sauv, Syrah and Dornfelder grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula is well-priced at under $20. The wine is hand-picked then pressed with minimal intervention throughout the vinification process to ensure full-bodied, balanced flavours.

We recommend pairing Petrichor Cabernet Merlot 2020 with our Rigatoni with Better than Gigi Hadid’s Vodka Sauce followed by our decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse.

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