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Atwater Vineyards

Cabernet Franc NB6 2017
Wine Specs
Cabernet Franc
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
October 5, 2017
6 g/l
10.5 months
open top bins
Bottling Date
Aug 28, 2018
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Cabernet Franc NB6 2017

This signature red variety grows very well in our cooler climate. 

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SKU: B-ATW-00225
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This signature red variety grows well in our cooler climate. These thin-skinned grapes produce delicate flavors of red cherry, raspberries, and sweet tobacco.
Vineyard Notes
GROWING CONDITIONS: The 2017 winter was the most mild in the last four. A cool spring held back bud break (and potential frost damage) until May. These two factors combined to set the stage for a fruitful vintage. The GDD's (growing degree days) were close to average through June and July but dipped in August. Rainfall was above average right through the growing season which inevitably increased disease pressure and crop load. Thankfully, September and October were warmer and drier than average thus allowing the grapes more time to mature and develop flavor. 2017 pulled off the seldom seen scenario of high quality wine in a high yielding vintage.
Winemaker Notes
Machine picked and hand sorted. 90% crushed and 10% whole cluster fermented in one-ton open top bins with GRE yeast. Pressed off Oct. 30 & Nov. 2, then racked into barrels to finish malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
Savor this vintage with roast chicken and Anjou pears with melted blue cheese crumbles.
332 Cases
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