2016 Rennie Estate “The Colleen” Adelaide’s Block Appassimento Cabernet Franc
Ontario, Niagara, VQA Beamsville Bench
100% Cab Franc | Off Dry wine (RS 3.0 g/L) | 16.5% ABV
96+pts Carl’s Wine Club
Elegance and complexity meet power and concentration. From an exceptional vintage in Ontario, this 100% Cab Franc appassimento wine was aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, half of which were new. From the get go, this wine is expressive and exuberant on the nose with aromas of black cherry, cassis jam, cherry cola, expresso coffee, dried cranberry, dried thyme, smoked meat and licorice. On the palate, this wine displays an incredibly soft texture, fantastic depth and a complexity that sets this wine apart from others in its category. Flavours of raspberry jam, macerated black cherry and blueberry pie open the symphony of “awesomeness” followed by a packed mid-palate with sweet tobacco, licorice, earthiness, savouriness and chocolate brownies. The finish exults with spices like anis, cardamom, cinnamon and white pepper. The tannins are now soft and well-integrated in this rare wine that required decanting for a couple of hours before consuming. This is truly one of a kind.
Pairings: beef wellington, venison stew
Drink now until 2035
Winery Price: $125.00 incl tax/dep | Sold Out
Members can access the 2020 The Colleen en primeur at a reduced price of $100/bottle! (20 cases available).
Things to know about The Colleen:
🎯 The Colleen is ONLY made in exceptional vintages...in the 14 years of Rennie Estate Winery, The Colleen was only made in 2009, 2016...and 2020.
🍇 The Colleen is an incredibly rich and complex wine, perfect for aging or special celebrations. Sourced from the exceptional Heron Pond Benchland Vineyard, cropped at 3 T/ acre and dried for 75 days to 29 Brix and 17% abv, losing 38% of volume. It was aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, half of which were new barrels.
🔥 This wine gains it's amazing CONCENTRATION and complexity through an ancient yet Niagara-infused appassimento process.
The 2020 Colleen is currently in barrel, and will be bottled and shipped in the Spring of 2023.
On release, this wine will be priced at $125/bottle...if there is any left, that is!
Shipping 6+ bottles: $25 ON QC | $35 rest of the country
Shipping less than 6 bottles: we will contact you with the shipping cost and options closer to bottling.