2012 Cabernet Franc

SILVER MEDAL 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition


Vineyard Data 

    harvested exclusively from the estate vineyard in Jordan, ON, sub appellation 20 Mile Bench
    -6 year old vines grown on thin clay soils with escarpment limestone rock beneath
    -2012 – warm year hence harvested to manage alcohol content, acidity and retained in fruit characters
    -low yields with tiny berries resulting in 24.5 Brix, 8.2 g/L T.A. and 3.5 pH

      Winemaking Data:

      -cool fermented in stainless steel over 3 weeks with skins with selected yeast to maximize aromatics and influence of terroir
      -MLF in stainless
      -aged 2 years in French and American oak and one year in bottle to marry oak sensations with fruit and spice

      Technical Data:

        Alcohol   12.5%                                                     Residual Sugar     3.8 g/L (LCBO = 0)
        pH           3.50                                                        Total Acidity          7.1 g/L
        Bottled   June 2015                                             Cases produced    100 cases


        Tasting Notes:

        Lovely garnet colour with deep red hues elude to a well-made cool climate red.  Aromatics reminiscent of a fresh black forest cake lift from the glass complete with kirsch cherry and dark chocolate curls.  Spice and herbal notes intertwine throughout the aromatics.  On the palate, dry, dark chocolate styled tannins wisp across the tongue with dried herbs, cedar, mocha and pencil shavings to add complexity.  Dried blueberry and raisin like notes make it intriguing.  A dry, cedar, herbal finish persists.  Sensational with game meats, lamb, dark meat poultry, bison, aged dry cheeses (esp salty aged sheep cheeses), and almonds. This wine will sing with anything with dark chocolate or spiced cakes.

        Collections: Red Wines

        Category: Cabernet Franc, Red

        Type: Red

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