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Therianthropy Le Maillot Cabernet Franc
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Therianthropy Le Maillot Cabernet Franc 2019

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaOne of two cabernet francs released boy Therianthropy in 2020, Le Maillot is in the lighter, chill-worthy, smashable, Loire-esque vein, a style that Twenty Mile Bench does very well. From Foxcroft Vineyard's calcareous-limestone gravels, these 22 year old vines were dry farmed, 60% whole cluster with times on skins, native fermented in stainless, where it remained for 4 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. Pouring a bright cherry hue, this opens with a wave of reduction before moving into wild raspberry, cherry, earthy green branch, and ample pink pepper. Tannins are soft and lightly sticky, and acidity is bright, easily lofting this medium bodied light red to a spiced finish. Chill and enjoy this summer and through the fall.Tasted: 30 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 29.95 consignment Producer: TherianthropyDistributors: The Living Vine
Grape: Cabernet Franc