Production: 90 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Designation: Foxcroft
Region: Twenty Mile Bench
Soil: Mostly clay with limestone
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 25% New Oak, 100% French Oak
Alcohol Content: 13.6%
TA: 6.9 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2027
Serving Temperature: 14-18°C
The 2016 Foxcroft Vineyard Cabernet Franc was harvested with perfect
balance and phenolic ripeness. We started by de-stemming all of the fruit and about 50% of the fruit was crushed, while the other 50% remained whole berry during a 5-7 day cold soak. After cold soaking, we warmed up the fruit for alcoholic fermentation. Once alcoholic fermentation was complete and the tannin structure was right, we gently pressed each batch of wine off of the skins and pumped it to a settling tank. After settling, each batch of wine was put into specially selected barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine was sulphured in barrel to preserve the character and fruit and continued to age with careful monitoring for 20 months. Through tasting and blending trials, each variety or batch of wine was then taken out of barrels, when ready, and blended into tank to integrate as the final wine. This Cabernet Franc is from specifically selected barrels whose quality and balance were integrated, elegant and best for blending to create this small batch wine. A light filtration was carried out before bottling.
Garnet with a fuchsia hue.
A perfumed and lifted medley of dried, ripe fruits. Blackcurrant, raspberry,
prune and raisins. Underlying notes of leather, vanilla and spice are also present.
A concentrated and balanced Cabernet Franc. Fruit flavours of raspberries,
blackcurrants and black cherries and blackberries are on the forefront of the palate. Followed with blueberries, dried tobacco, violets and leather. A medium-full bodied blend with a textured mid-palate of layered, gripping
tannins that gently coat your tongue. Balanced acidity, a round palate extending to the med-long finish. Lingering flavours of currants, cigar box, graphite and barrel toast remain on the finish. Secondary complexities persist in the background of this wine and will continue to develop and integrate over time. It’s a great wine to drink with red meats or to age in your cellar.