2016 The Wisteria Tree Cabernet Franc Icewine 375ml
SILVER, 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition
100% Cabernet Franc from our vineyard in the Vinemount Ridge sub-appellation. 2016 was a hot dry year perfect for red wine production. The light crop, lack of precipitation and late harvest allowed for full flavoured Cabernet franc grapes to enter the winter season. Since the grapes were excessively ripe, the berries were tightly adhered to the pedicle, permitting hand harvesting only. Unusually, the wine was aged 8 months in recoopered French oak barrels.
Luscious. Opulent. Unique. This Icewine is a classic. Nuances of lifted strawberry and cedar with a confectionary tone allude to the succulent palate that follows. Subtle wild raspberry notes migrate from nose to the palate accompanied by an array of sun warmed berries. The influence of oak is further revealed with vanilla and cedar notes. The lengthy finish is berry filled and transitioning.