Wild (A)mphora (F)ranc – Cabernet Franc

Wild (A)mphora (F)ranc – Cabernet Franc


2021 Wild  (A)mphora (F)ranc



Margarete Vineyard (VQA Four Mile Creek)


Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc 100%
Brix at Harvest:   22.2
Alcohol:   12.5%
Acidity:   6.1 g/L
pH:   3.65

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Winemaking Notes

Hand-picked and hand sorted grapes were destemmed and placed in clay amphora with no sulphites added. After a 2-day cold-soak spontaneous fermentation began. This wine was hand punched-down 2 times per day for 4 weeks.  After 4 weeks on skins it was gently pressed.  It was then transferred back to clay amphora where spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation occurred. This Cabernet Franc was kept in amphora for 10 months, then transferred out of amphora to tank. A single racking in tank was followed by bottling without fining, filtration or addition of sulphites on Sept 10, 2022.

Tasting Notes

A very complex nose of reminiscent of walking through a garden full of ripe tomatoes planted next to thyme and oregano, surrounded by wild strawberries and raspberries. The palate shows wonderful softness and suppleness, with wild-blueberry and mulberry layered over autumn-leaf, sweet tobacco, cured meat, green olive and freshly-turned soil. The brambly wildness certainly comes through, however the charm persists throughout with acidity balanced by smooth tannins, leading to a very long and complex finish.  It’s unlikely you have tasted a Cabernet Franc quite like this! Wild Amphora Franc. You’re welcome.

Total Production:  50 cases



When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.

For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.

For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!

ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.

We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.

Out or province rates are as follows:

Quebec: $10 flat rate

All other provinces: $25 flat rate


We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.

  • If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
  • If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
  • Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.


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