2018 Rose dCabernet Franc
This knockout vintage is a light bodied and crisp wine with a beautiful light salmon pink color. There are fresh fruit aromatics that are also expressed on the palate as red cherry, strawberry, rhubarb. These are blended nicely with notes of mineral/wet stone and herbs. This wine has a lingering finish with a mouthwatering burst of wild strawberry Serve with assorted cheeses and charcuterie, grilled knackwurst, BBQ chicken and rhubarb pie. Drink now through 2021.
A total of 3.6 tons of estate grown Cabernet Franc were harvested by hand on October 25, 2018. These grapes had 21 brix natural sugar, 6.3 g/L TA, and 3.26 pH. The grapes were destemmed, cold soaked overnight and pressed the following morning. The juice was inoculated with yeast and fermented in stainless steel for 21 days at 58-60 degrees. In the early spring of 2019, the wine was cold and heat stabilized and filtered. It was bottled on April 18, 2019. The finished wine is dry and has 1.0 g/L residual sugar (0.1%), 6.5 g/L TA, 3.28 pH and 13.2% alcohol. Only 163 cases produced.