A slow start to the season with a cool spring but summer brought hot dry weather perfect for grape growing. Mother Nature however turned the tables on winemakers in Ontario with a wet humid fall. Harvest was quick in an effort to pick fruit before rains affected the quality of grapes.
The wine was left on the skins for 8 hours and gently pressed. We then fermented off the skins, using white winemaking procedures, a slow cold fermentation using no oak. Cabernet Franc.
Floral aromas of rosemary and thyme blended with freshly picked strawberries. Flavours of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries complete this refreshing wine. Pair with rosemary pork tenderloin, salmon, shrimp dishes, grilled pizzas or as simple as a turkey burger.
Brix At Harvest:22
Release Date:August 9, 2019
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