month's pick: Passport Series - Cabernet Franc
Dry Alcohol: 13.5% Body: Medium-Full
Shelf Life After Bottling: 1.5 years
of origin: Riverland, Australia
wine: Still somewhat of a rarity in Australia,
Cab Franc has surged in plantings in recent years,
becoming increasingly popular and desired for blends
and varietal wines. This vibrant blend combines Cabernet
Franc with Cabernet Sauvignon for a rich, fruity wine
redolent with cherry, red berry, cassis, spice, and
vanilla aromas. The palate is generous with black
and red berry flavours, notes of herbs and spice,
and firm tannins.
region: This Australian blend pairs Cab Franc
from Murray Darling with Cab Sauv from the Riverland
Region. The Murray Darling region experiences warm
to hot days, noticeably cooler nights, and receives
plenty of sunshine for the grapes to soak up, allowing
them to ripen fully each year. The Murray and Darling
Rivers, for which the region is named, provide much
needed irrigation. The neighbouring Riverland region
shares the hot & dry climate, long hours of sunshine,
and also benefits from the Murray River, the lifeblood
of the areas vineyards.
pairings : Experiment with game meats, various
lamb dishes, or black pepper crusted seared tuna steaks.
Prime rib, pot roast with root vegetables, or Manchego
cheese with rosemary also pair well.
is a limited edition release available exclusively
at the Orléans Town Centre Wine Kitz location
on St. Joseph Blvd. near the corner of Prestone Drive.
You can reserve your kit now by calling 613-841-8197
or e-mail email@example.com.
Mention that you read about this wine in Grape Pickings
and receive a $10 discount.
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