County Cabernet Franc

Norman Hardie

Pronunciation
Cab er neh
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Norman Hardie
Region
Canada
Oenologist
Norman Hardie

Overview

This Cabernet Franc was harvested towards the end of October. This is the only single vineyard wine and vines, The Foster Vineyard (in PEC) has 13 year old vines that are kept cropped to 2 tons per acre. That gives Norman the concentration of flavours he's looking for to make his delicate Loire-style (read: Chinon) Franc. This really is a beauty for Franc lovers. The wild yeast fermentation contributed superb concentration and seamless texture. The bright acid plays with the limestone giving body and fineness. For those that have had it before it combines the wonderful richness and texture of the 2010 and the elegant minerality of the 2009 vintage.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Cabernet Franc
Vinification
All wild yeast fermented with 2 punch downs daily, on original lees for 10 months
Aging
3 years french oak barrels
Alcohol
11.9%
| Appearance
Ruby red.
| Aroma
Nice cherry and tobacco notes
| Taste
A good seam of acidity cleanses the mouth leaving behind those cherry-tobacco flavours on the finish
| Serving Suggestions

County Cabernet Franc

Suggested Retail:
$34.00
CSPC#:
758468
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12