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Cabernet Franc Icewine 200

Cabernet Franc Icewine (200ml) Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: A typical Cabernet Franc Icewine colour of light salmon is displayed in this wine which usually has the most elegant colour of all Pillitteri red Icewines. A nose which is young and closed is also typical for the age and will open with further cellaring. Presently, light wild honey, maple syrup and subtle floral notes of purple violets fill the nose with a light straw complexity. The elegant and lush palate ensues next with balanced acidity fully filling the mouth with intense body and weight showing evidence of the potential to come. Strawberry puree, kiwi, blueberries and black raspberries dominate with mild tannin giving a supporting backbone. The heavenly finish is not cloying. It is simply filled with wonderful fruit complexities that linger for a great length. Enjoy with chocolate, fruit based desserts, creamy desserts and blue cheeses.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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