An old-world rendition of Cabernet Franc, earthy up front with a plum and cherry compote backdrop along with a hint of the bell pepper character this varietal is so often known for. It is lean and dry overall, with a fruit-forward medium-bodied mid palate, and a structured finish with smooth tannins.
These grapes were 100% destemmed but handled very gently so that most berries remained whole prior to fermentation to minimize excess tannic extraction, including tannins from seeds. We allowed 20% of the juice to bleed off as a free run saignee for rosé prior to fermentation.
Wild game or lamb pair well with this old-world style. Dishes with fresh herbs traditionally pair well with Cabernet Franc. Lentil stews offer an earthiness that matches well with this wine, as would dishes with mushrooms.
Aged for 20 months in barrel, 75% new French oak.
100% Cabernet Franc
126 cases produced