quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Therianthropy The Negotiant Cabernet Franc
91POINTS
16¾/20

Therianthropy The Negotiant Cabernet Franc 2018

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaTherianthropy is the mythical process of shapeshifting, which is another way to view turning nature into wine. This small collaborative project launched in late 2019. The Negociant is one of two cabernet francs released by this garagiste project in 2020. From 21-year-old vines growing on Twenty Mile Bench's dry farmed Foxcroft Vineyard and its rich calcareous clay loams, this employed 80% stems and 80% whole cluster in the native ferment. After 18 months to rest in neutral barriques, this was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Alluring fleshy plums, perfumed dark raspberries, darting violets is finely tightened with a green herbal sapid edge, and gripped firmly by fine tannins. Acidity is bright, carrying this to a spiced finish. A beautiful interpretation of Niagara franc.Tasted: 14 July 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 29.95 consignment Producer: TherianthropyDistributors: The Living Vine
Grape: Cabernet Franc