Therianthropy, Cabernet Franc "The Negociant", Redfoot Vineyard, Niagara (2020)
"A bright, open Cabernet Franc with multi-layered aromatics of cassis, dark cherries,
strawberry jam, meaty, savoury herbs, smoky chipotle peppers with olive and red pepper tapenade. Stinky red rose, dark chocolate and slate. Palate is bold and luscious, tannins are round, finish is long and warm." Winemaker, David Eiberg
75% whole-cluster. Six day cold-soak at 8 degrees Celsius followed by a 20-day primary fermentation. Gentle punch-downs and pump-overs were employed when needed to keep the cap healthy and to extract flavour and structure. 100% of the wine went throuah malolactic fermentation, taking three weeks to complete.
Elevage: Rested in concrete egg for 7 months on fine lees (no stirring).
Fining: unfined Filtration: unfiltered