2019 Cabernet Franc

2019 Cabernet Franc

Our critically acclaimed small lot

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WINE SPECS

100% Cabernet Franc

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of ripe cherries, plums and anise carry through onto the palate where further flavours of blackberries, cedar and baking spices linger for a lengthy finish. The wine has bright acidity with smooth tannins. 

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Awards for past vintages:

2018 Cabernet Franc - Top 10 Canadian Cabernet Francs, WineAlign's Guide to Canada's Best Wines 2020
2017 Cabernet Franc - 93 Points John Szabo, MS & David Lawrason, WineAlign Canada 2020
2016 Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
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, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2014 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal, WineAlign 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

Fruit was hand-picked from our single 3.01 acre vineyard block on October 21, 2019 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 40% new French oak and blended prior to bottling. Unfiltered.    

Titratable Acidity:  6.9 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l
PH: 3.66
Alcohol: 14.6% 

 

2018 VINTAGE

Overall, the 2019 vintage had challenges, but we are exceptionally proud with how our site and team handled them. The season started off cool with more than average rainfall. Our team effectively cropped and maintained the vineyard to ensure high quality fruit and ripeness. While this in turn led us to having the lowest crop yield since 2012, it was well worth it. Our site conditions made it so that we did not experience the early October frosts and were able to continue to hang fruit until late October. Overall, Alain says that this will be a spectacular cool climate vintage from Painted Rock.