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Blanc de Franc 2021

Blanc de Franc 2021
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$27.74
 
SKU: Blanc de Franc 201

Clear, pale lemon in colour. Lush aromas of thyme flower and Bartlett pears fill your senses. Medium-bodied and vibrant acidity mix with bright minerality. Flavours of Keylime and gooseberry create a refreshingly balanced wine. 

100% Cabernet Franc


Member Price $25.22

Limited release for Wine Club members and guests dining in the Restaurant at Poplar Grove.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Harvest Date
October 17 & October 22, 2022
Sugar
0.8g/l
Acid
5.4
pH
3.42
Alcohol %
14.3
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Clear, pale lemon in colour. Lush aromas of thyme flower and Bartlett pears fill your senses. Medium-bodied and vibrant acidity mix with bright minerality. Flavours of Keylime and gooseberry create a refreshingly balanced wine.
Vineyard Notes
2021 arrived from one of the easiest winters we have seen with no bud or vine death detected. Bud burst was a full week ahead of 2020 so it was an earlier than normal start to the season. Early spring was dry and cool. A light frost in mid-May occurred but the vines were unscathed. May’s average temperatures were between 20°C – 25°C. The first heat arrived at the end of May: 40°C in Osoyoos that lasted for 2 days. With only a few days of rain, it was one of the driest springs on record. The last week of June set records with a 7-day heat dome which brought 46°C in Osoyoos, 44°C in Skaha, and 43°C in Penticton. The remainder of July enjoyed consistent heat with temperatures in the mid to high 30s °C. The first week of August saw some cloudy skies due to smoke from fires, but the next 2 weeks of August were crystal clear and hot with very little precipitation. August 20th saw the cooler weather move in and 25°C became the norm. September was beautiful, sunny and warm, 25°C – 30°C, perfect for ripening grapes. Whites were harvested 10-14 days earlier than average. Because of the heat dome, the estate vineyards were 15-20% down in tonnage but showed excellent fruit quality.
Production Notes
100% Cabernet Franc
Other Notes
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release. Drink now until 2025.
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