Big Head RAW Cabernet Franc 2020
Grapes were sourced from their vineyard in Beamsville and were kept fresh (no drying), put into tank, and left the whole bunches under CO2 for 20 days before destemming and putting the must back on skins for another 2 weeks to extend extraction. The free-run (no press) must was then transferred to 2000L concrete to finish fermentation and malolactic conversion. The wine matured in concrete for 20 months before bottling, unfiltered.
Close your eyes and think of the Loire Valley, where they make classic examples of the Cabernet Franc, because that’s exactly what this is. The nose is strawberries, blueberries, and pencil shavings. The palate is dry, and the coarseness of the tannins will smoothen out over time.