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Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2011 Wine Review

Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2011

Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2011

V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2014-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 12.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Kacaba Vineyards

Agent: Kacaba

Product: 272146

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Herbal nose with savoury dried herbs on the palate and a touch of bell pepper that often accompanies Cabernet Franc, though not unpleasant at all. Full-bodied and smooth with fleshy black plums and a good finish. This wine really opens up after 1 hour of decanting.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: robust pasta dishes and anything off the barbecue.

This was reviewed June 18, 2014 by

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VINEYARD :
After a number of award winning vintages, we realize that Cabernet Franc forms
the backbone of our flagship wines. Hence the fruit, from our estate 18 year old
vines, is treated with kid gloves. Cabernet Franc has a tendency to be vigorous
and therefore we hard prune these vines in order to reduce the yield and
increase the colour and flavours. The bunches were also hand thinned in order
to retain only premium quality fruit. The 2011 vintage fruit was hand picked in
the cool of the early morning to retain the primary fruit flavours.

WINERY :
The grapes were crushed and transferred to open fermenters then fermented to
dryness which took a period of 21 days. Each day, the Cabernet Franc was hand
plunged 3 times to ensure maximum colour and flavour extraction. The resulting
wine was then pressed and transferred to a mixture of French and American oak
barrels in readiness for malolactic fermentation and consequent barrel ageing.
After the 21 months, the barrels were racked and blended into stainless steel
tanks. Prior to bottling the wine underwent light filtration to ensure freshness
of flavours and brightness of colour.

Source: Winery (Kacaba Vineyards)
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