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Southbrook Saunders Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017

Canada, Ontario
92 WA
Southbrook Saunders Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Southbrook Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc
¥4,400
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Southbrook Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12%
Product Code A026R00517
UPC 621605312130
Inventory In Stock (30)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

A melt-in-your-mouth cabernet franc with resolved tannins, integrated flavours & is a real joy to drink. Exhibiting a silky texture with notes of plum, ripe cherry, pomegranate & cinnamon with a light dusting of cocoa. A lighter, more elegant style. Excellent length. (92 pts - Sara d'Amato, Wine Align)

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A melt-in-your-mouth cabernet franc with resolved tannins, integrated flavours & is a real joy to drink. Exhibiting a silky texture with notes of plum, ripe cherry, pomegranate & cinnamon with a light dusting of cocoa. A lighter, more elegant style. Excellent length. (92 pts - Sara d'Amato, Wine Align)
Production

Appellation

VQA Beamsville Bench

Vinification

Hand harvested & gently destemmed with 50% crushing before indigenous fermentation and malolactic conversion. Following a total maceration time of 4 weeks, the grapes were gently pressed and the wine settled before barrel aging for eight certified months. Barrels were then carefully blended and filtered before bottling. No fining.

Producer

Producer Description

Southbrook Vineyards is the epitome and evolution of Bill Redelmeier's love story with wine, the land, and all things “local.” The winery is situated on a 150-acre vineyard in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula wine region of Ontario, Canada. We produce organic and biodynamic wines that earn recognition, from critics and consumers alike, year after year.

From their purchase of the Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard in 2005, the Redelmeiers committed their energies to sustainable viticulture. By 2008, they had created the first wine estate in Canada to earn both organic and biodynamic certification for its vineyard and winery.

Southbrook is the first biodynamic certified vineyard in Canada - They became officially certified by Pro-Cert Organics, Canada’s national certifier of organic food products, and by Demeter, the international body that oversees biodynamic agriculture. They are also the first winery to achieve LEED Gold Certification, continuing to garner other accolades, notably the Award of Excellence for Architectural Design and an Award of Merit for Green Buildings from the Canadian Institute for Steel Construction.

Southbrook makes every effort to live in harmony with the land. From their biodynamic, organic vineyard they produce fine age-worthy wines, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, classic Bordeaux blends and Chardonnays.

 


Ann Sperling - Winemaker

An inseparable team because their goal is one and the same – to grow the best wines that express their origins with authenticity and integrity. The team is led by Ann Sperling, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture. Ann was integral to Southbrook's transition from winemaker to winegrower, having introduced Bill Redelmeier to the property in Niagara-on-the-Lake that has become our new home. Her commitment to managing our vineyard organically and biodynamically is met with equal dedication by our Vineyard Manager Len Van Hoffen.

Southbrook also has the dedicated " Farm Team" with Linc Farm who take care of the sheep, pigs, chickens and more on the Southbrook Property.

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