20 Cabernet Franc
20 Cabernet Franc

20 Cabernet Franc

$30.00

Tasting Notes: 

Black Cherry, Fig, Clove, and Chocolate, with a hint of Anise and Peppercorn. The pallet is soft, rich, slightly warm with a bouquet garni and black cherry finish


Production Notes:
Alcohol: 14.0%
Residual Sugar: 3.1g/L
SO2 @ Bottling: 6mg/L
Production: 80 cases

Winemakers Note:
Cabernet Franc is a variety we have made off and on. It's long been one of my favourite Ontario red varieties, but I couldn't afford to make it. The fruit is expensive, I think it performs best after sitting in a barrel for a while, and barrels are pricey. It was always one of those wines that I wanted to make, but it wouldn't make the budget cut. But I love making it. Even more, I love drinking it.

We macerated and fermented this wine on its skins for 30 days. The wine settled quickly after being pressed. We then racked the wine into French oak barrels, where it aged for nine months. We blended in a stainless steel tank shortly before bottling. Unfined and unfiltered.

While it is delicious now, this wine will age very well.