Cab  Franc 2012

2012 Cabernet Franc

Deep red in colour with a youthful purple rim, the nose of this wine is quite expressive with violets, wild blueberry, cedar-smoke, and dark chocolate. Midweight on the palate with fine-grained tannins and a lengthy, spice-filled finish.

De-stemmed but minimally crushed, the grapes underwent a short cold-soak before undergoing a traditional red wine fermentation using both “rack & return” and pumpovers twice daily. After a total maceration time of five weeks on average, each lot was drained and pressed. Racked off coarse solids into barrel, the wine spent fourteen months in barrel without racking or stirring, and underwent a full malo-lactic fermentation. Select barrels were chosen for this wine through a series of blind tastings, then taken off their lees and allowed to integrate together for a short period. This wine was coarse filtered to remove solids at the bottling line, and sealed using a screwcap to minimize bottle variation.

Technical Details
Cooperage: French and American oak barrels (1/3 new oak) for 13 months.
Harvest Dates: October 11, 2012
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 3.5g/l (sugar code = 0)
Total Acidity: 5.5g/l
pH: 3.75

Cellar Potential
Drinking best between 2015 and 2020

Release Date
October 1, 2014

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