Reif Winery Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017

Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017

VQA Niagara River


Vintage & Viticulture

A cool wet summer originally gave us some concerns about the vintage but patience was rewarded with a hot dry harvest season that allowed grapes to ripen fully. Beautiful ripe clean fruit was harvested from a 1.5 acre vineyard block planted in 1990.

Winemaker’s Notes

Grapes were pressed and allowed to ferment on the skins for 14 days. The wine was pressed and allowed to undergo 100% malolactic fermentation. Aging was done in newer French barriques for 18 months, adding soft tannins on the finish.

Tasting Notes

A brilliant glowing hue introduces a complex wine with notes of cherry, violet, and fragrant eucalyptus. On the palate there’s a slight perception of spice woven into the rich fruit and silky tannins carry the finish. Try with game meats and vegetarian dishes.

Residual Sugar:3.7g/L


Brix At Harvest:21.6

Total Acidity:5.4g/L

Aging In Oak:18 months

Release Date:May 31, 2019


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