Pearl Morissette - Madeline, Cabernet Franc, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara (2018)
Super aromatic nose with violets, wet stones and all spice lifting a plush fruit back drop. Rich dark purple in colour, this is a wine of deeply-rooted structure and classical dimensions. The palate offers a density of fruit and refined, round tannins - all holding together with precision and grace. There's a luxuriousness and heft in the mouthfeel.
2018 Madeline was made with 100% Cabernet Franc from our 19th street vineyard. The fruit was harvested on October 20th, 2018. Fermentation (100% whole cluster) by indigenous yeast took place in big concrete vats and the wine was pressed off after a month. The wine proceeded with its élevage in 100% neutral oak demi-muids and foudres. The wine rested on its primary lees without any racking for a total of 32 months.