Pelee Island Eco Trail Cabernet Franc Chambourcin 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Pelee Island Winery is Canada's warmest and southernmost appellation, located in the Ontario region on the Lake Erie North Shore provence. Pelee Island is home to the rarest natural habitat in Ontario. While the island is well known by wine experts, dedicated bird watchers and tourists also come to enjoy the island's natural beauty and simplicity. Birders journey to Pelee Island to witness the seasonal bird migration, during which time hundreds of bird species can be spotted. The winery have featured the prickly pear cactus, skink lizard, monarch butterfly and marsh mallow flower, among others, on their labels to stimulate interest in the island and their wines. The Eco Trail is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Chambourcin, 10% Zweigelt. This wine combines the characteristics of dried berry fruit and light cherry notes with fine tannins and vanilla aromas.

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Pelee Island Winery:
Welcome to Pelee Island Winery, Canada's warmest and southernmost appellation. Pelee Island is one of Canada's true gems of nature and a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.

External Reviews for Pelee Island Eco Trail Cabernet Franc Chambourcin

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/23/2010

Pelee Island is Canada's largest independent winery and also the largest estate vineyard covering 600 acres. Nestled in the western basin of Lake Erie, Pelee Island is Canada's Southern most inhabited tip of land. Home to over 10,000 indigenous species, Pelee Island is the environmental pride of Canada. Below the 41st parallel, it is as far south as Mendocino, California, Rome and Madrid and is Canada's warmest region with a growing season over 50 days longer than mainland Canada. No insecticides are used in the vineyards and only a 100% island grown natural fertilizer, sorghum soudan grass, is applied. Grape: 85% Cabernet Franc and 15% Chambourcin Vinification: The Chambourcin grapes used for this wine were left on the vine until they had reached 20.8° brix, and the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested at 21.2° brix. Alc: ...



Pelee Island Winery is Canada's warmest and southernmost appellation, located in the Ontario region on the Lake Erie North Shore provence. Pelee Island is home to the rarest natural habitat in Ontario. While the island is well known by wine experts, dedicated bird watchers and tourists also come to enjoy the island's natural beauty and simplicity. Birders journey to Pelee Island to witness the seasonal bird migration, during which time hundreds of bird species can be spotted. The winery have featured the prickly pear cactus, skink lizard, monarch butterfly and marsh mallow flower, among others, on their labels to stimulate interest in the island and their wines. The Eco Trail is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Chambourcin, 10% Zweigelt. This wine combines the characteristics of dried berry fruit and light cherry notes with fine tannins and vanilla aromas.

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