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2016 Cabernet Franc

Our internationally acclaimed small lot. 

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WINE SPECS

100% Cabernet Franc

TASTING NOTES

Savoury and herbaceous aromas of olive, green pepper, smoke and mushrooms. Lively and bright on the palate with delicate, fine tannins and further fruit expression with flavours of cherry, eucalyptus and menthol.

2016 VINTAGE

2016 vintage not yet reviewed.

Awards for past vintages:
2015 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal, BC Lieutenant Governors Awards 2018
2015 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal, InterVin International Wine Awards 2018/2019
2015 Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal, Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2014 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal, Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2014 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal, InterVin International Wine Awards 2018/2019

Media for past vintages:
Bordeaux Sommelier names Painted Rock's 2015 Cabernet Franc as one of his favourite wines in Le Monde.
Decanter Top 10 Canadian Wine Recommendations includes Painted Rock 2014 Cabernet Franc (92 Points) (July 2017 Edition).
B.C. Wine of the Week: Vancouver Sun: Painted Rock 2014 Cabernet Franc.

WINEMAKING

100% Cabernet Franc.

Fruit was hand picked from our single 3.01 acre vineyard block on Oct. 22nd, 2015 and berry sorted. Fruit was broken into small batches, cold soaked on the skins for four days and fermented for an additional 21 days on the skins in tank with twice daily pump overs. The batches were then barrel aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak and blended prior to bottling. Unfiltered.

Titratable Acidity:  6.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l
PH: 3.86
Alcohol: 14.9% 

2016 VINTAGE

The 2016 growing season started out early and similar to 2015 - hot hot hot. Both bud break and flowering were ahead of schedule in the spring with little rainfall, lots of sun and warm temperatures in both April and May. In June things became less consistent with more rain and lower temperatures. This weather continued through July with temperatures continuing to sit below the average for the first half of the month. It was mid-July before 'summer' seemed to kick back in with temperatures sitting around average for the rest of July, August and September.