Cabernet Franc 2016

POPLAR GROVE

Cabernet Franc
2016

$37.99*

* Suggested retail price

3 case(s) available

Product code
178216
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Domestic
Status
Available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley, Naramata
Varietal(s)
Cabernet Franc 90 %
Malbec 10 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Winery's website

About this winery

Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...

See the POPLAR GROVE detail page for more information on this brand

Winemaking notes

Traditional Bordeaux vinification techniques have been used to create an elegant and age-worthy Cabernet Franc. For each of the component lots, bunches were handpicked and sorted in the vineyard. The berries were crushed separately and cold soaked for two days before fermentation. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel over the winter and finished in the spring of the following year. The wines from each vineyard lot were kept separate in 30% new oak and a combination of two to three year old French oak barrels for twenty one months. The wine was further developed in bottle for eighteen months prior to release.

Tasting notes

Red garnet in colour with aromas redolent of wild berries and the subtle integration of oak. This wine’s intricate flavour profile develops with every sip. The palate is firm yet supple; refined chalky tannins balance the lingering black currant and dark chocolate flavours.

Press reviews