The 2018 growing season was experienced many fluctuations in weather throughout all 4 seasons. A late start to spring in May brought warm and windy conditions. Summer saw extreme heatwaves and thunderstorms which brought rain in late August and into harvest. Overall, the 2018 vintage is of good quality with the heat and dry conditions in summer that allowed for good ripening. The Grower’s Blend Cab Franc from this vintage is displays notes of cherries, blueberries, violet and toast. The tannins are firm but well integrated and the finish is long and smooth.
Cabernet Franc is perfect for grilled meats, charcuterie or your favourite pizza or pasta.
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)|
|Style||Subtle & Fruity|
|Farming Method||Sustainable, Traditional|
|Food Pairing||Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Vegetables|
|Price of Case||$347.40|
Situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, Tawse is a family-owned organic winery. A life-long lover of wine, Burgundy in particular, founder Moray Tawse purchased the Cherry Avenue property in 2001 after realizing the great potential of the Niagara Escarpment as a word-class cool-climate wine region. In 2005, he opened his state-of-the-art winery in Vineland, complete with a six-level, gravity-flow design, geo-thermal system and a wetland bio-filter.
The inspiration for Moray’s eponymous Niagara property came from his love of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Uniting traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology, Tawse and the award-winning winemaking team of Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede, is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.
At Tawse, winemaking begins in the vineyards. We proudly apply rigorous organic methods to every aspect of our production from grape-growing to winemaking and Ecocert seals appear on all wines made from our estate fruit.
Today, having acquired over 200 acres (5 vineyards) and being named Canadian Winery of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016, Tawse Winery now produces 30,000 cases of wine and has one of the largest portfolios of organic wines in the Niagara region.