Fruit from Berrien County Cabernet Franc was used to create this delicious wine. Hand-harvested fruit was destemmed and crushed to 1 ton fermenters where it was inoculated with several yeast strains. The caps were plunged only once daily to extract soft tannins from skins and seeds. ML completed in primary fermenters. The finished musts were pressed to tanks then racked to French oak barrels where they aged for 12 months. 30% new Seguin Moreau barrels were used for this wine which lend beautiful harmony and balance.
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Alcohol: 13.6% pH: 3.39 TA: 5.9
Composition: 87% Cabernet franc; 13% Merlot
Cooperage: 30% new Taransaud barrels.
Case production: 75
Blueberry and dark cherry aromas lead with hints of chocolate, clove and sandalwood. The palate is rich and bursting with dark fruits supported by firm tannins and just enough acidity for balance and age-ability. Enjoy with salmon, duck or a special occasion.