Cabernet Franc

  Our award winning Ohio Cabernet Franc is a delicious wine blend of Cabernet Franc with sometimes small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Aged in both American and French oak barrels to add character and charm.  Deep in color and lush with chewy flavors of chocolate, black cherries, raspberries, bell peppers and currents.  An intense wine with aging potential and a welcome compliment to beef, lamb, venison and gravy dishes

Wine making:

  The grapes are left to hang as long as possible to develop phenolics and color. After picking the grapes are destemmed, crushed and placed in an open fermenter.  After a cold  soak of several days the must is inoculated with several yeast plus ML cultures.  Fermentation is initially carried out at cool temperature to prolong the maceration time. When fermentation is complete, the must is treated before pressing to extract more color and the softer tannins.  The wine is settled, racked, stabilized and aged in both American and French oak.  After finning the wine is bottled unfiltered to keep in intact.

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