Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery only ships products within Canada.
Chestnut Tree Cabernet Franc, 2018
Shipped and sold by Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
Vinified from hand-picked 100% estate grown fruit (10yr old vines in 2018) in the Vinemount Ridge sub-appellation. After pressing, the wine was hand-plunged twice a day for 28 days in bins before transfer to tank to complete fermentation. The wine was aged for 22 months in French and American oak.
This was a featured wine in September's Wine Club package, 2021.
Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 4 g/L
Cases Produced: 280
Appearance: Semi-opaque. Medium garnet core.
Nose: Dark cherry, earth, green pepper, smoke, hints of green herbs and pepper spice.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Blackberry, black currant, dark raspberry, licorice, green pepper, and an herbal note. Hints of black pepper and smoke.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points. Drink now or hold 1 – 2 years.
Food Pairing: Pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, dark chocolate-covered blueberries, lamb meatballs with raisin pesto, chicken stew with biscuits, and eggplant parmesan.