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N° 009 Whole Bunch 'Terrace' Cabernet Franc

N° 009 Whole Bunch 'Terrace' Cabernet Franc
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Bright and expressive, the N° 009 Whole Bunch 'Terrace' Cabernet Franc was produced from two small terrace blocks on Stan's Bench. Employing partial-carbonic maceration techniques - think Morgon-style as opposed to Beaujolais Nouveau-style - Jean-Marc and his team put whole clusters of Cabernet Franc into a stainless steel vessel. The grapes were then left to ferment in an anearobic environment, pressed, and then aged in a combination of stainless steel and older french oak barrels for 4 months, delivering a  lighter-style of Cabernet Franc chock-full of ripe red fruit and savoury botanical flavours. Only 50 cases produced.

 

VINTAGE
2018

APPELLATION
Okanagan Valley

SUB-APPELLATION
Golden Mile Bench (100%)

VINEYARD SOURCE
Produced exclusively from the two north-south running terraced micro-blocks on Stan's Bench.

VINEYARD BLOCK 
Rt & St

CLONES | ROOTSTOCK
2014 & 327 | 101-14

WINEMAKING
Whole bunch fermented in an anerobic environment for a partial-carbonic marcerative style, and then matured in a combination of stainless steel and older french oak barrels.

TASTING NOTE
Dominant in terms of appearance, nose, and palate, all things cherry is the name of the game here. Expressive sour cherry and raspberry licorice aromas combine with dried rose petal, cocoa, and crushed herb notes. Medium bodied with only a whiff of fine tannins, the toasty palate is chock full of red fruits, sweet spice, and Okanagan botanical sage and wild mint notes.

FOOD PAIRING
Toasted crostini, wild boar liver paté with stewed cherry and herb compote; or Valencia-style paella with Spanish paprika, Romano beans, escargot, and rabbit.

FULL TASTING NOTE    

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