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Fort Berens Estate Winery

Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017

Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
BC VQA
pH
3.75
Bottling Date
August 15, 2018
Residual Sugar
0.94
Tannin
6.75
Alcohol %
13.60
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SKU: 17-137604
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
BC VQA
pH
3.75
Bottling Date
August 15, 2018
Residual Sugar
0.94
Tannin
6.75
Alcohol %
13.60
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This elegant Cabernet Franc Reserve has earthy characteristics along with the aromas of blackberry, rosemary, and floral notes of lavender, roses and violets. This full-bodied, well-balanced wine features notes of blueberry, blackberry and liquorice, very soft and ripe tannins, and a long finish. Decant this wine to aerate it and open up the aromas and flavours.
Awards
Silver – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2019 Bronze – National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
Vineyard Notes
Dry Creek Vineyard
Winemaker Notes
A portion of the Cabernet Franc grapes were vinified in a passimento style. These grapes were air dried over a period of six weeks, leaving the winemaker highly concentrated, partially raisinated, Cabernet Franc berries. These berries were then fermented in open top French oak barrels over the period of a month. Then the wine was aged for 10 months in French and American oak barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this versatile wine on its own, or pair with beef tenderloin or another lean barbeque meat with mushroom risotto.
Production
167 cases
Other Notes
This wine is ready now and will peak by 2023. With proper cellaring, you can age this wine until 2028.
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