2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine 375ml
The Cabernet Franc grape was harvested at 39.1° Brix and then fermented to 218.5 g/L of residual sugar.
The 2017 Family Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine is a classic take on this rare Niagara speciality. It has great colour intensity and opens up with a plethora of confected red fruit characteristics like strawberry and raspberry jam along with maraschino cherry and a backdrop of baking spice. The palate shares similar descriptors with the nose but with an emphasis on rhubarb, caramelized sugar, milk chocolate and a savoury quality. Despite being a lusciously sweet wine, there is ample acidity to keep it fresh and to reduce the perception of sweetness which ultimately leads to a very flavourful dessert wine with a smooth mouthfeel