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TRIOMPHE CABERNET FRANC 2019 Vegan, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SOUTHBROOK
I am surprised how rich and ripe this Cabernet Franc tastes considering that it had only 21.6 brix at harvest with a final alcohol level of 12.2% along with a hefty 7 g/L total acidity which perfectly balances the just under 4 g/L residual sugar. Deep intense purple colour, there’s lots of attractive raspberry-black-cherry fruit on the nose with some earthy-cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, harmonious, bright, plum, cherry and cassis flavours with only a touch of the leafy, greenish notes that usually characterizes this grape variety. If anything, it is leaning in a black cherry Merlot direction which is something that I happen to enjoy. Nice mouthfeel, this Cab Franc is worth buying and is ready-to-drink. Screwcap closure with lot number 2021 01 20 on the lower part of the glass bottle suggests that it was bottled on January 20, 2021. NEW in Vintages. CSPC 31812
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Sou Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Ripe, Cedary, Raspberry-Back-Cherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This wine was hand-harvested from certified organic vineyards across Niagara. Grapes were clustersorted and gently destemmed, with 50% crushing before indigenous fermentation and malolactic conversion in oak vats. Look for notions of violets, blueberries, earthy cedar and smoke and savour with ratatouille or stuffed bell peppers. Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 18, 2023
Cases bought 32 (12 bottles per case)

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