The initial mouthfeel of the 2020 Nancy’s Cabernet Franc
begins velvety then turns to a medium bodied wine with
firm tannins which hold and lift the wine. This wine finishes
with a lingering, yet subtle amount of firm tannin. The
aromas and flavours of this vintage are ripe stewed strawberry,
dark cherry, cocoa, a discrete amount of savoury
herb, wet shale and roasted red pepper undertones.
International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver - 92 Points / Wine Align - National Wine Awards of Canada - Silver
On our organic managed property located in the heart
of St. David’s we have two unique blocks where Cabernet
Franc is planted. The soil and driveway are what separate
the two blocks (Lonna’s block to the West and Nancy’s
block to the East). Lonna’s site is slightly more vigorous
and retains more heat than Nancy’s. Nancy’s block has
just a little more sand in the soil profile (especially the
eastern rows), but it is a little more tamed and balanced
in terms of acid to sugar ratios. This block tends to ripen a
bit slower, but steadier than Lonna’s. In 2020, the year was
warm and allowed for perfect ripening conditions.
Food Pairing Notes
Try this wine with firm cheeses such as manchego, gouda,
aged cheddar and St. Agur. Other pairings are veal stew,
roasts, venison or rich lamb ragu.
Hold up to 12 years