Aged for 20 months in French Oak with 45% new barrels, bottled without fining or filtration
Our blend of Merlot (54%) and Cabernet Franc (46%) is named after the evocative corner of the Le Mans racing circuit in France, where perfect driver balance and finesse are key to a clean exit leading to one of the longest straightaways in motor racing.
This is a single vineyard wine from Turtle Rock Farms above the Naramata Bench. Carefully tended by the Britton Family, this stunning property has perfect conditions for long slow ripening of Cabernet Franc and Merlot producing fantastic flavour and tannin ripeness while keeping brightness and balance. The warmth of 2014 brought forth the results of continual fine tuning of canopy and crop levels to achieve a substantial and brooding wine, kept fresh by signature bright acidity and silky ripe tannins. Dark fruit and brambly sarsaparilla with a fine, silky but structured finish. Partial whole cluster fermentation on the Cabernet Franc brings another dimension to the 2014 vintage.