Small Lot Reds
2012 Small Lot Cabernet Franc
$45.00 per bottle
SOLD OUT at the winery
Hand picked from the most northern section of our own Thirty Bench vineyard, our Small Lot Cabernet Franc is farmed organically, fermented in open top wooden fermenters, and aged fro 20 months in 90% French and 10% American oak. The bright purple black colour showcases a bouquet of spiced blackberry, earth, dried tobacco, cigar box, vanilla and damp forest floor. Full-bodied and firm, the fruit forward palate shows notes of red currant and raspberry, and the extra dry finish lingers with notes of steeped tea, red berry and spice.
This wine will age gracefully through to 2022. Winemaker Emma Garner recommends decanting if enjoying through 2016.
Pair with grilled red meats, full-flavoured game meats, winter stews, and 2 to 3 year old Canadian cheddar.
Limited production of 323 cases