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Gold Cabernet Franc

Gold Cabernet Franc

An enticing nose of brambly fruit and cranberry with hints of anise, fresh nutmeg and tobacco leaf.  The palate is juicy with red fruits upfront, with a balanced medium-plus structure giving way to preserved pepper, black tea and paprika.  Well-structured, the complex finish is lingering and pronounced.

Enjoy now through 2028 under ideal cellaring conditions.

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Available in the fall Cellar Club release now
Details
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Aging
Through 2028
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Sourced from the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, the fruit was harvested October 30, 2018 based on flavour and tannin ripeness in the vineyard.
Production Notes
Hand harvested and sorted in the vineyard, the Cabernet Franc grapes are de-stemmed only into one-ton fermenters ensuring a high proportion of whole berries. After 6-7 days of cold soak, the musts are gradually warmed up to initiate a natural or directed fermentation. Hand plunging is used to keep the cap moist and ensure colour and tannin extraction. The fermentation temperatures are maintained cool early in ferment and then elevated to aid in phenolic extraction. The total maceration time is about 3 weeks. The wines are drained and pressed off just before dryness and tank settled prior to going to barrel. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in barrel.
Winemaker Notes
Our Cabernet Franc matured in 2nd fill French Oak barrels for 16 months with no racking until pre-bottle blending. Unfined & unfiltered prior to bottling.