Head Winemaker: Jean-Benoit Deslauriers
The Cabernet Franc rosé varietal has a reputation for producing some of the world’s finest rosé wines, many of which come from the Loire Valley of France. By combining Cabernet Franc’s proven elegance with the refreshing qualities of the Annapolis Valley terroir, we have created an exciting new wine with complex flavours.
Made from one of the oldest vinifera plantings in Nova Scotia, this coastal Cabernet Franc provides a striking example of true coastal viticulture. Nestled alongside the Minas Basin, a few meters from the dynamic waters of the bay of Fundy, this unique block allows for a significant extension of the growing season. As a result of the nearby and continual displacement of more water than all the freshwater rivers in the world combined, the maturity and flavour development reach unsuspected heights. Last but not least, this 2016 Cabernet Franc Rose chronicles this unique vineyard’s first step toward its conversion to organic viticulture.
Serve chilled. Enjoy with seafood or savour on its own.
“In the glass, a pale salmon colour with an amber hue. On the nose, hints of flint, chalk and sea minerals are supported by suggestions of blood orange and strawberry. On the palate, notes fresh guava and green apples are brightened by a lively structure and a saline finish. Digest, elegant and utterly refreshing, this is an ideal accompaniment for an outdoor summer meal.”
Head Winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
TA: 6 g/L
RS: 5.8 g/L
Avg Brix: 19.5°
Service Temp: 13°C