2019 TVH Cabernet Franc 750ml
Offering up a nose of red and black currants, violets and leather, the wine shows a full-bodied richness, flawless balance and silky tannins. Like the other reds from the Estate, it toes the line perfectly between finesse and intensity.
- Maayan Koschitzky, Winemaker
HARVEST - 2019 “The heavy rainfall in February, March and May (over4”) really helped bring harvest in line with more
normal dates. Despite a fairly warm summer with several heat events, the grapes picked in September were harvested with great integrity and wonderful flavors. Then, low humidity and windy conditions events happened in October pushing the grapes towards higher Brix with ripe, concentrated flavors. Overall, the wines have developed wonderful flavors, dark colors with very smooth, approachable tannins.”
Winemakers: Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzky
Harvest date: 10/14/19
Vineyard: Block 5, Oakville Estate
Varietal: 90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: Fermented lots individually in stainless steel tanks, average 3 days cold soak, 21 days on skins.
Aging: 26 months in French oak, 80% new, 20% 2-years old
T.A.: 5.9 g/L
Production: 86 cs.