2023 Rosé Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2023
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Harvest Date
September 17-18, 2023
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.3
Bottling Date
January 19, 2024
Residual Sugar
8.2 g/L
Alcohol %
12.8

2023 Rosé Cabernet Franc

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Ruby to the eyes, nose and palate, our 2023 Rosé Cabernet Franc brings forth memorable aromas of strawberry, candied rhubarb and ripe raspberry which lead into a luscious palate of rich strawberry and cranberry flavours with a suggestion of white pepper. The sensory experience of drinking this 2023 vintage can be enhanced by pairing it with a black olive tapenade.
Vineyard Notes
The winter of 2022 set up less-than-ideal projections for 2023; however, the 2023 growing season at Hester Creek was everything that one could hope for in producing outstanding grapes for our wines. Growing Degree Days (GDD) reached 1835, making it the highest accumulation of GDDs for the months of April through August. Harvest began earlier than usual on August 25th with Pinot Noir and ended on October 1st with Cabernet Sauvignon. This compacted season became a story of quality over quantity and allowed our winemaking team to create new wines for our portfolio, craft variations of existing wines and use techniques like whole cluster pressing on 90% of our white wines and allowing for extended maceration periods on our red wines. Overall, the Hester Creek wine coming out of the 2023 season is an example of excellence rooted in the South Okanagan terroir.
Winemaker Notes
Made using Cabernet Franc grapes and hand harvested from three primary vineyards in the South Okanagan, our 2023 Rosé Cabernet Franc was created through a short maceration of three days to bring out the iconic hue of this Hester Creek favourite. For this vintage, our winemakers made the decision to eliminate any fining agents and use the natural process of settling the wine. Once settled, the wine was racked off its lees and fermented for 30 days at 120C leaving a small amount of residual sugar in the resulting wine to create the luscious mouthfeel for which it is known.
Other Notes
90 Points ~ Julian Park

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