Bricklayer’s Estate Wines at Colio Estate Wines
Our Cabernet Franc vines are in the oldest part of our vineyard, aptly named the Old
Farm. Soils here are rockier than elsewhere in the vineyard, allowing for good drainage
and healthy fruit and vines. Also in parts nearest to the moderating effects of Lake Erie,
the fruit is given the greatest opportunity to ripen properly, avoiding the bell pepper
aromas common in many Cabernet Francs made with less ripe fruit.
Colour: Medium purple
Bouquet: Savour the aromas of ripe berries.
Taste: Pronounced flavours of ripe blackcurrants, raspberries, and a smooth finish imparted on the wine by skilled oak aging.
Food Matches: Pair with game meats, steak and rosemary roasted lamb
Serve At: 15-18°C
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Aging: 16 months, 75% in French /25% in American oak barrels, 30% new barrels
Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Residual Sugar: 4.5 g/L
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Sugar Code: 0
Production: 374 cases
Winemaker: Lawrence Buhler
VQA Lake Erie North Shore
Rate and review Bricklayer’s Reward OLD FARM CABERNET FRANC 2012