2019 Cabernet Franc CS2Go | Niagara Peninsula | Estate Grown

$ 18.95 • 200 ml • 24 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from selected vineyards in the western stretches of the Niagara Peninsula, lying at varying elevations close to the shoreline of Lake Ontario. At these sites, limestone and shale-laced clay loam soils combine with exposure to moderating onshore breezes to create a Cabernet Franc centred on bright, succulent fruit and spicy overtones.
Vintage
2019 was a temperate vintage with normal heat, precipitation and yield levels. A sunny fall extended the harvest window, delivering structured, complex Cabernet Francs with medium to long-term ageability.
Composition
Varieties100% Cabernet Franc
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site70% Lincoln Lakeshore, 30% Beamsville Bench
Topography
Elevation125–155 m (410–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure3–6% / NNW
Soil
Lincoln Lakeshore Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale, sandstone and limestone Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Oct 25–Nov 5
Sugar 22.1º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.0 g/L
pH 3.17
Yield 4.25 mt/ac (76 hl/ha)
Vinification
A 3-week maceration and fermentation using exclusively indigenous yeasts; barrel ageing for 15 months, 90% in neutral, 225L and 500L oak (France, Hungary, US) and 10% in new oak (France, Hungary); minimal sulphite additions
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Jun 2021
Alc./Vol 13.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 5.3 g/L
pH 3.72
Production 280 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium garnet. Nose Lifted aromas of cedar, mint, black cherry, forest floor and black tea, with nuances of toffee, graphite and eucalyptus. Palate Dry and medium bodied with juicy, red cherry fruit and light, fine-grained tannins up front; the tannins broaden while remaining refined in the middle, showing a hint of smoke and melding with the wine's bright, red currant fruit; the tannic core draws into a polished, harmonious finish of cherry, grilled red pepper and pencil shavings.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2023; will hold through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Roasted poultry or turkey, beef brisket, Mitaki mushroom roast, vegan burritos or pupusas, roasted red pepper and eggplant dishes
Availability
Winery Exclusive

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