2016 Winemaker's Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Retail
$35.90
Wine Club
$32.31
Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2016
Country
Canada
Region
Similkameen
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL

Awards

Title
Gold
Year
2019
Event
WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
Description

This single-vineyard wine, part of our acclaimed Winemaker’s Series, straddles the balance between richness and finesse, erring on the side of finesse, yet giving up nothing in terms of complexity. The finish is long. A true vin de terroir, this wine drinks beautifully now but will only develop in complexity with further cellaring.

Nose

The taster is greeted with an enticing, complex nose of cedar and forest undergrowth, coupled with ripe berry fruit: blackberry, raspberry and blackcurrant.

Mouth

On the palate this wine is full, long, complex. Moreover, it tells the story of its biodynamic single-vineyard origins. The body is full, and elegant, with a very fine but full tannic structure. The attack is full of sweet ripe black berry fruit but on the mid-palate the wine immediately opens out to a combination of fleshy fruit complemented with meaty and spicy components.

Body

full

Winemaking Notes

These Cabernet Franc grapes were grown in our organic-certified Estate vineyard, using biodynamic practices, and then hand- harvested at peak maturity. They were subsequently destemmed, gently crushed, then gravity fed into a tank for spontaneous fermentation by indigenous yeast. After 26 days on the skins, the wine was gently pressed in our basket press and then aged for 15 months in used (3rd fill) French oak barrels. This wine was neither filtered, nor fined, in order to produce a wine that speaks directly of the land.

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