Trail Estate Cabernet Franc Hedonism 2016

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Primary Notes: Raspberry, dark red fruits

Secondary Notes: Leather, cedar, chocolate

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium +

Alcohol (%): 14%

Origin: Ontario, Canada


Grape: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero

Fermentation: Natural Heavy Wood

Awards: >85 Pts


Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Roast duck, Sio ba, har cheong gai

Western Food Pairing: Pair with roast chicken or turkey.


Trail Estate Cabernet Franc Hedonism 2016

Trail Estate Cabernet Franc Hedonism is an exceptionally rich wine. Aromatics of rich leather, dark red fruits and cedar followed by a full palate with smooth tannin. Notes of chocolate and raspberry on the finish.

Harvested in November of 2016. Being a new vineyard this fruit was destemmed and then inoculated with a yeast strain selected to extract pure fruit. Aged in Hungarian and French oak for 27 months. Oak was 1st fill and the Hungarian was 2nd fill. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Like many, the originators were drawn to the spirit and beauty of this place: Prince Edward County. The idea came after selling their first business in Canada — a German bakery we started in 1978, making authentic sourdough breads — and being pioneers in the sourdough movement at the time, were not afraid to try something new.
Winemaking is a craft requiring a healthy dose of intuition and curiosity as well. They want their wines to be equally ephemeral and express the best this land has to offer. They believe every wine should be surprising, textural and soulful; not predictable. Being true to nature means letting wild yeasts ferment our wines with as little intervention as possible. Each wine should tell the story of site and vintage with unabashed honesty.
Nothing less.