Red and black cherries with overtones of blackberries.
“The stunning Paradise Rescued B1ockOne 2016 amply demonstrates the subtle charms of this lovely grape: elegant, smooth red and black fruit flavours, medium bodied, with characteristic hints of spice and chocolate with a lovely fresh vibrancy.” Terry Kirby, The Independent Nov 2020
“Paradise Rescued B1ockOne exhibits one of Bordeaux wines most attractive features : that combination of ripe red and black fruit with appetising freshness and some food friendly tannin…” David Williams, Guardian Newspaper UK Nov 2020
2016 was an all round successful vintage for Bordeaux and Paradise Rescued, rounding off a nice hat-trick of vintages. The first half of the season was wet and cold but great flowering conditions followed by a warm dry summer with cool evening conditions setting up a great run into harvest.
The fruit was hand selected and picked. The grape bunches were de-stemmed and lightly crushed with further deselection of unwanted berries before charging directly into stainless steel vats.
The wine was removed from barrel into vat, tested and bottled with minimal filtration.
The must was cold soaked for 24-36 hours in 1000 / 500 litre vats with initial open then closed pump-overs until alcoholic fermentations was complete.
The young wines were racked off, the marc basket pressed and the young wine re-assembled prior to malolactic fermentation in vat.
The wine production has been certified (ECOCERT) organic.
Following malolactic fermentation, the young wine was racked off into barrels for 11 months maturation in 1-3 year old French oak.
Deep crimson with a tinge of velvet.
B1ockOne Cabernet Franc is a food friendly wine that pairs best with roast meats, baked salmon or tuna and firmer cheeses, particularly goat or yew. Try serving chilled in summer as an aperitif.