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Cherry Cabernet Franc VQA

Cherry Barrel Cabernet Franc VQA Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: We have one wooden barrel made from cherry instead of the usual oak. The cherry makes for a lean Cabernet Franc and it is more Old World in style than New World, which is to say, tart red cherry instead of jammy, but plump fruit flavours abound. A truly intriguing and unique wine produced in very limited quantity. Layered and complex, it will cellar well. 23 cases produced

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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