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2012 Équinoxe Cabernet Franc

Winemaker's Notes

Two Bottle Limit Per Customer.

Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal new world, equal old world.

This Cabernet Franc was the first wine that opened our eyes to the uniqueness of South Okanagan. Here, we get elements of both the old and the new world. The lushness and fruit intensity of the new world, marries the structure, natural acidity and complexity of the old world.

2012 was a return to a classic Okanagan growing season: hot days, cool night with dry conditions lead to the lowest yields for this block ever. The vines were cropped at 0.8 tons per acre (compared to average of 3.5-4 tons for quality minded growers).

Grilled Bell pepper dolmatas, stella cherry, spicy vintage cigar, vintage leather, blueberry bran scone and other hard to pin point complex aromas greet you on the nose. There is a big weight and some spice present on the palate with a finish that lasts for well over a minute. A monumental wine that is a must buy for lovers of Cabernet Franc.

Please note prices do not include applicable taxes or bottle deposit (PST 10% and GST 5%)

Pairings

Arrachera and Asada beef Fajita are personal favorites.

Region:Golden Mile
Soil Type:

Clay, Alluvial, Silt, Rock

Age of Vines:Mostly 19 years, some 5 year
Yield:0.8 tons per acre
Production:25
Alcohol:14.6%
Aging:26 months in Tonnellerie Boutes Grand Reserve 100% New French Oak Barriques

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