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Complex on the nose with aromas of mulberries, blackberries, black currants and notes of smoke. The palate is fresh and lively with flavours of black liquorice, charred black plums, spice and smoke with balancing acidity and ripe yet grippy tannins. The palate is long and taut with lingering acidity.
Enjoy on release with roasted red meats or game. Decant to give the wine a chance to soften with air or cellar for the medium-term.
Sourced exclusively from our June’s Vineyard in the Creek Shores sub-appellation, our Cabernet Franc 2019 was harvested in late October after a late, but warm summer and dry fall. The grapes were in pristine condition so minimal sorting was necessary. After crushing and de-stemming the must and skins were moved to stainless steel fermenters where the primary fermentation took place over 3 weeks with pump-overs for colour and flavor extraction. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was completed in tank where the wine was kept until bottling in June 2020 following a light fining and filtration.
Awards & Ratings
The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in September's Wine Club package, 2020.
Geographical Indication: VQA Creek Shores
Vineyard: June's Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Cases Produced: 271
Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Deep ruby-coloured core, lighter rim.
Nose: Violet, dark cherry, red currant, blackberry, licorice, herbal notes.
Palate: Medium tannin, medium body. Dry. Dark cherry, raspberry, green pepper, smoke, pepper spice.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Drink now or hold 1-2 years.
Food Pairing: Sausage and rice casserole, sweet potato and spinach spring rolls, roasted chicken legs with olives and capers, pepperoni pizza, and braised brisket stew.