Gold Medal – 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada
Our first vintage of Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc. Inviting and juicy nose filled with red fruit – raspberry and red currants, with notes of lavender, wood smoke, violet and sage. Ripe on the palate with good acidity and a complex, flavourful finish.
Selected from vines planted in our Tufford Road vineyard in the Lincoln Lakeshore, a vineyard that lies midway between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario – just a few kilometers from each. Hand harvested, punched down daily by hand, and gently pressed to French oak barrels. Aged for approximately 15 months in French oak, mostly older barrels, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered in the spring of 2017.