2017 Cabernet Franc Reserve - GOLD MEDAL - 2022 National Wine Awards Canada
Gold Medal Winner - 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada
Cabernet Franc is a star varietal that thrives on the Vinemount Ridge. Hardy and ripening earlier than many others, it rewards us with consistently well-balanced wines of great character. Only exceptional vintages receive the care and treatment to become reserves and, our 2017 vintage is an exceptional example.
When nature rewards us with such exceptional results in a growing season, we cannot ignore or take for granted the fruit we are working with. Environmental conditions are anything but predictable and excitement grows, in step with consternation, when approaching harvest in exceptional years.
The crafting of reserves is an opportunity to showcase the best of the our terroir. We send out a veritable message in a bottle to speak to the consumer - to tell the story of the season that was, the care taken, and the passage of time.
I hope you enjoy this story: it's a great one today, and pages are being added to this tale as time goes on.