Summerhill Pyramid Winery (established 1991) is Canada's largest organic winery, BC's first Demeter biodynamic vineyard, and Canada's foremost producer of sparkling wine. Our winemaking philosophy is that organic and biodynamic provides the royal road to producing exceptionally beautiful, authentic, terroir-based wine that will connect you with the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
100% Organic Cabernet Franc
Velvety, fresh, and characterful. This classic Cabernet Franc gives ripe, fruity notes of blackberry and raspberry with a hint of minerality. Amidst the intensely concentrated fruit flavours, savoury notes of graphite and sage intrigue. Mouthfeel is pillowy and soft, while bright acidity and firm tannins lead to a fresh finish with notes of tart red fruit lingering.
Organic grapes were hand harvested from Esther Vineyard (Kaleden, BC) in late October. Soils rich with silt and glacial rock provide an exceptional site for growing serious Cabernet Franc. 2019 was a moderately cool growing season in the Okanagan Valley, yielding red wines of balance and freshness.
The wine fermented in a 10,000L foudre. It was then racked into oak barrels where it rested for eighteen months in a combination of new and neutral wood before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Try with roasted chicken, smoky sausages, or aged cheeses.