2019 Wismer Cabernet Franc

93 Points, Vic Harradine, TheWineCurrent.ca
90 Points, Tony Aspler, tonyaspler.com

Winemaker's Notes

A swirl of the glass coaxes dark cherry, red currant, grilled green pepper, star anise and an understated smokiness.  Firm, ripe tannins are balanced by spirited acidity.  Fruity raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate and pure cherry syrup flavours merge with soft herbal tones, leaving cinnamon spice on the finish.

Harvested at the Wismer Vineyard on November 5th as grape sugars averaged 20.5° Brix.  The freshly picked grapes were destemmed and divided into two portions: one to ferment in a large oak cuve and the rest in stainless-steel tank. 

Following primary fermentation, 13% of the wine was sent to new oak barriques to age for seven months before blending to age in a mature oak tank. After 16 months in oak, the wine was bottled in February 2021.

Enjoy now through 2024.

At the time of bottling alcohol measured 12.5%; residual sugar 0 grams / L; Titratable acidity at 7.7 grams / L and pH at 3.38.

Dry: 0 g residual sugar

Vegan friendly.           Certified Sustainable Winemaking.

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking

 

Food companions:

Serve near 14° C with BBQ beef, pork or lamb or try with mushroom and fresh tomato pasta.

93 Points, Vic Harradine, TheWineCurrent
Alluring aromas leap from the glass after a simple swirl—dark cherry/berry, graphite and grilled savoury herbs to the fore. It envelops the palate with a surge of tangy fruit flavours including ripe juicy black and red cherry, bramble berry and passionfruit decorated with baking spice and sprigs of herbs and underpinned by firm tannin. This is balanced on a pin with acid, tannin and fruit flavour all in sync with each other as well as cabernet franc typicity. It’s medium-plus bodied with good mouthfeel and a lengthy, lip-smacking, mouth-watering finish and aftertaste. (Vic Harradine)

90 Points, Tony Aspler, tonyaspler.com
Bright ruby in colour; cedary, plum nose with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, light and elegant on the palate with a crunchy, cherry flavour carried on lively acidity. Lovely mouth-feel.