carbernet-franc

Cabernet Franc 2008

$110.00

2008 ~ 750ml

Tasting Notes
Perfectly aged, this wine has an enticing bouquet of dried red cherry, dried black mission figs, leather, tobacco, toasted oak, cola, truffle, and dark cocoa notes.  The palate is smooth, intense, and balanced with elegant flavours of dried red cherry and subtle oak notes mingling with smooth, delicate tannins.  These flavours are well balanced which lead to an extremely long, warm, lingering finish.

Winemaking Notes
The grapes were harvested in early November then slowly dried for 102 days using the traditional appassimento method.  This wine slowly fermented on the skins, was pressed, and then aged in select French oak barrels for 23 months.  This is a full appassimento wine and has been further bottle aged in our cellar so that it can be enjoyed now or allow it to continue to mature in your cellar for another 5-8 years.

Wine and Food Pairings
This big and bold Cabernet Franc pairs perfectly with osso bucco, veal parmigiana, grilled portabella mushroom, traditional Italian meatballs in Bolognese sauce, mushroom risotto, grilled veal or lamb. Pair with charcuterie before dinner or dark chocolate after dinner.

Awards and Accolades

  • Diplome di Gran Mezione – 2015 Concorso Enologcia Internazionale
  • “The 2008 version of the Cab Franc is, in some ways, an even grander wine than the 2007. It’s still bold, big and lavishly spiced, but the acid levels are higher (or feel higher on the palate) and, at this early stage, is more balanced. It’s powerful, yet refined and opulent with wonderful texture and succulent fruit. It’s one to watch for.” May 2012, Rick VanSickle, Winesinniagara.com

 

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Shipping: Foreign Affair Winery ships Canada-wide using Canada Post. For deliveries outside of Ontario during periods of extreme temperatures we may delay shipping the wine to ensure your wine arrives in perfect condition. We will contact you if your order will be affected. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship wine outside of Canada.

Additional Information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 49 x 10 x 7.75 cm