Therianthropy Wines - The Negotiant Cab Franc 2019
Cabernet Franc is becoming Ontario’s signature red grape for me. Our 2018 fruit showed depth and complexity from the get-go, and it got better as we let it age very slowly. The 80% inclusion of mature stems necessitated me putting on hip-waders for foot-stomping fun.
The whole-cluster, wild fermentation contributed to the rich dark fruit characteristics with spice, earth and chocolate. Pyrazines - integral to the character of this varietal - show nicely. Violet aromas bring a floral touch.