An exceptional harvest brought high quality fruit to work with for this vintage of Cabernet Franc Icewine. Aromatics are rooted in notes of raspberry jam, red currant, cranberry juice, ripened strawberries, sweet cherry, and fig. Subtle undertones of caramelized maple syrup, brown sugar, and buttered toast lends to complexity in the form of malolactic conversion and lees character. The palate mirrors the nose, but with more dominant flavours of strawberry compote and mixed berry jam, with a finish consisting of fresh cranberries. This acid-driven length helps balance out luscious residual sugar, and helps balance mouth feel- a hallmark of great quality Icewines. Skin-contact also provides slight tannin, further helping to highlight fruit and secondary qualities without stripping the wine of character.
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