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 light salmon colour with a magenta hue. On the nose, evocations of gooseberry preserve and red currant are accentuated by touches of flint and lime. The palate is lively and brisk, with its suggestions of blood orange and McIntosh apples, seemingly enhanced by a dash of sea salt. A tonic, stimulating rose striking a perfect balance between zesty acidity and a deeply layered texture.”
Head Winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
TA: 6 g/L
RS: 15 g/L
Avg Brix: 19.5°
Service Temp: 8°C