Domaine Queylus 2013 Cabernet Franc Tradition

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  • Killer Cab Franc from Queylus – 90 points!

    Tastes like
    The essence of Cabernet Franc, namely pure black and red berries, a touch of plum and savoury, and that signature supple texture. A wine that delivers flavour and feel.
    Pairs with
    Zoltan says veal osso bucco, which is an impeccable choice. A wine of such generosity of fruit and body will take on a lot of foods; pretty much anything you love.
    Good for
    Those times when you plan to pay attention to your wine, be it for sipping or dining. This wine deserves focus.

    Why we're drinking this
    We do great Cabernet Franc here in Ontario, perhaps due in part to our climatic and geographical affinities with the Loire region of France, where Cab Franc is a shining star. The Loire produces all sorts of styles of Cab Franc, from easy-drinking sippers to serious cellar dwellers. This Queylus sits nicely between those two styles. It’s certainly been designed for a bit of ageing, as it’s had 16 to 20 months in a mix of new and older French oak barrels. The wine was very gently handled: the grapes were never crushed, but left to soak and ferment with naturally occurring yeasts. After fermentation, the wine was left on its skins to pull out all the colour and flavour. It was then gently pressed and put into barrels. It was bottled on June 1, 2015, and so has had almost a full year of further ageing in bottle, which explains its beautiful texture and balance. It’s ready to drink now, but will easily improve over two or three years.

    Tasting note
    This is a beautiful expression of Cabernet Franc, absolutely spot on in terms of flavour and texture. The Loire would be proud to produce such a wine! It has that harmony of black berry fruit, savoury tones of spice and herb, and a hint of warming oak. It’s a remarkable wine, refreshingly fruity and dark and mysterious at the same time. The structure is all there too, with balanced medium tannins, good acidity and a supple mouthfeel. The finish is long and perfectly tuned.

    Drink this: Now to 2019.
    Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc
    Region: VQA Niagara Peninsula
    Alcohol: 13%
    Production: 400 cases
    Winery: Domaine Queylus



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