2015 The Chestnut Tree Cabernet Franc

SILVER MEDAL, 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (92 points)
SILVER MEDAL, 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Honours, Intervin 2018

 

Vineyard Data:
-Cabernet franc was hand harvested and berry selected exclusively from the estate vineyard in Jordan, ON, sub-appellation 20 Mile Bench
-10 year old vines grown on thin clay soils with escarpment limestone rock beneath
-2015 – a warm summer with very little crop due to a very cold winter provided small concentrated berries

Winemaking Data:
-cool fermented with yeast specialized to metabolize malic acid and hand plunged twice daily for 12 days
-a total 30 days on skins with continued hand plunging daily.
-100% malolactic in oak.  50% French, 50% American with 60% of the barrels being new.  Aged 22 months in barrique

Technical Data:
Alcohol   13.1%                                                     Residual Sugar     4 g/L (LCBO = Extra Dry)
pH           3.62                                                        Total Acidity          5.9 g/L
Bottled   September 2017                                  Cases produced    250 cases

Tasting Notes:
Lifted aromas of cherry pie, pencil shavings, mint chocolate ice-cream and dried tobacco elevate from the glass.  Gripping tannins with dried herbs, juicy red fruits, coffee, cigar and cherry brandy follow through on the dry, full bodied and alluring palate.  Underlying oven-roasted red peppers and subtle spices add intrigue.  The finish is warm, round and youthful.  Enjoy this classic Cabernet Franc with lamb, pastas, dark chocolate, red meats, semi-hard to hard cheeses, and sausages.


Availability:           ON – Winery & restaurants; EU - “A Taste of Canada”; online

 

Out of province customers, please contact the winery directly by e-mail at info (at) sue-annstaff.com or by phone at 1-877-566-1719 to find out about shipping options to your province. We’ll be delighted to speak with you about your wine needs!

We regret we cannot ship to the USA.


Collections: Red Wines

Category: Cabernet Franc, French Oak, Oaked Red Wine

Type: Red


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