2017 Huebel Grapes Estates Cabernet Franc


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Production: 129 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select
restaurant accounts
Vintage: 2017
Variety or Blend: Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Designation: Huebel Grapes Estates
Region: Niagara on the Lake
Vine Age: 15-20 years
Soil: Clay, sand and stone
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 100% French oak, aged for 16 months
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
PH: 3.84
TA: 6.3 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2028
Serving Temperature: 14-18°C

Winemaking: The 2017 Cabernet Franc
Huebel Grape Estates was harvested with
perfect balance and phenolic ripeness. We
started by destemming all of the fruit and
about 50% of the fruit is crushed, while the
other 50% remains whole berry during a
5-7 day cold soak. After cold soaking, we
warm up the fruit for alcoholic fermentation.

Once alcoholic fermentation is complete and
the tannin structure is right, we gently press
each batch of wine off of the skins and pump
it to a settling tank. After settling, each batch
of wine is put into specially selected barrels for
malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine is
sulphured in barrel to preserve the character
and fruit and continues to age with careful
monitoring for 16 months. Through tasting
and blending trials, each variety or batch of
wine is then taken out of barrels, when ready,
and blended into tank to integrate as the
final wine.

This Cabernet Franc is specifically
selected barrels who quality and balance was
integrated, elegant and best for blending to
create this small batch wine. A light filtration is
carried out before bottling.

Appearance: Garnett with a rose hue.
Aromas: Ripe, juicy and perfumed with black
berries, black raspberry, prune and raisins.
Underling notes of cassis, cherry and brown
spice. A fruit driven wine with nuances of fig
and toast.
Palate: A new world style wine, with a fruit
focus and a palate that mirrors the aromatics.
A medium to full body red, with flavours of
bramble, cherry, prune and leather. Secondary
notes of figs, dates, blackberry, hints of
tobacco and baking spice with well integrated
tannins that linger on the finish. This Cabernet
Franc showcases a round palate and a
fruit focus with a long finish, making it an
approachable and a food friendly wine. Pair it
with barbecue and red meat.

Additional information

Weight 145 oz

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