Full, rich and dark. Cherry, subtle smoke & leafy notes. £8.10 (usual price £8.95)
Tasting Notes: A smooth, medium bodied and easy drinking wine that strikes a lovely balance with its blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit characters coupled with classic varietal leafy tones. Made predominately from Old Vine Cabernet Franc (85%), the balance being a harmonious blob of sibling Cabernet Sauvignon. The story and overall package may be light-hearted, but the wine inside is as ever, seriously good with oodles of drinkability!
The grapes are harvested from 'old vines' (35 years) sourced from the single biggest Cabernet Franc vineyard in the world located in Lodi, Central California.
To enable the true flavours and characters of the Cabernet Franc (and touch of Cabernet Sauvignon) to shine through, no wood/oak has been used.
Food Match : Really lends itself to vegetarian dishes. Grilled eggplant or zucchini, or with meals containing green peppers (capsicums), cabbage, or herbs (particularly sage, thyme, rosemary or saffron). Also fantastic with tomato based dishes; lighter meats such as Turkey or Chicken, along with game meats like duck; and richer beef based dishes like steak or veal. Verstaile!
Grape : Cabernet Franc 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
Producer : Boutinot
Country : Lodi, California, USA