Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc
Wine region: Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
Winemaking: Made exclusively with premium fruit from Block
3 of our historic 1968 vineyard, the vines were thinned to one bunch per shoot for more balanced growth development and improved air and sunlight exposure. The grapes were hand harvested, then destemmed and whole berry pressed to ferment in our Ganimede Italian fermenters. These unique tanks gently extract colour, tannin and aromatics, the resulting wine is pressed, the juice fractions are separated, and only the best lots are chosen. Following malolactic fermentation the wine was aged for 18 months in predominately French oak barrels and then aged in our cellar. A Cabernet Franc of remarkable character that is a gorgeous representation of the Golden Mile Bench.
Winemaker’s Comments: Savoury and refined, this vintage welcomes sun- baked notes of dill, sunflowers and sagebrush. The palate shows fresh raspberry and blackberry fruit and a light peppery, toastiness.
Aging: Aged 18 months in 75% French oak and 25% American oak.
Food Pairing: Beautiful structure with lasting elegance, try pairing with duck confit or a vegan herbed farrotto.