2022 Demo Series Analog

 New Release!

91 Points, Rick VanSickle, WinesInNiagara.com

Winemaker's Notes 

77% cabernet franc, 23% gamay

Radiantly ruby in the glass, it treats the nose to a mingling of cherry, strawberry and other red berries.  The texture is juicy and firm, while dark berry characters translate to the palate with red pepper and savoury tones.

Gamay was picked from the Genova Vineyard October 14th and cabernet franc from the Cascade Vineyard one week later, as sugars reached average 21.3° Brix.

The gamay grape clusters remained intact through seven days of carbonic maceration, then co-fermented in concrete tank with destemmed cabernet franc.  After pressing, the wine was drained to neutral oak barrels (average 12 years of use) to age for eight months.  The finished wine was bottled in June 2023. 

Total production only 265 cases.

At the time of bottling, alcohol was measured at 12%; residual sugar at 3.8 grams per Litre and titratable acidity, 6.4 grams per litre and pH: 3.25.

Best enjoyed near 15° C.  Enjoy now to 2027.

Dry: 3.8 g residual sugar

Vegan friendly.           

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking

91 Points, Rick VanSickle, WinesInNiagara.com

This is a blend of 77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Gamay. The Gamay was whole cluster pressed with full carbonic maceration then co-fermented in concrete tank with destemmed Cab Franc. The blended wine was aged in used oak barrels for eight months before bottling. There’s a lot going on here! It has an enchanting nose of ripe red berries, minty herbs, plums, and savoury/spicy notes. It’s lovely on the palate with floral/herbaceous accents to go with crunchy/savoury red berries, anise, cassis, spice, and a bright, lively finish. Can age 4+ years.