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Pearl Morissette Racines du Cieltext
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Pearl Morissette Racines du Ciel 2018

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaThis cab franc comes off their Home Farm Vineyard in Creek Shores. Destemmed grapes were native fermented and aged in one old foudre and a mix of demi-muids and barrels, racking-free, for 19 months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered in May 2020. Sultry and silken, yet finely textural, this is alive with thorny wild blackberry, sapid black plums, crunchy black cherry running along a slender, softer palate (seemingly characteristic of their Home Farm site). Tannins are fine and well integrated, finishing with a lick of balsamic. Quite an authentic view of franc, and one worth seeking out.Tasted: 25 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 43.00 winery direct Producer: Pearl MorissetteDistributors: The Living Vine
Grape: Cabernet Franc