Cabernet Franc

This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc with all the grapes coming from the Estate. On the nose you have black olives, fynbos and tobacco. On the palate you have a more grippy tannin structure with dark berries, cedarwood and a long finish.

Platters Wine Guide: 88 Points
Tim Atkinson: 93 Points

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Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking Notes
After the harvesting of the grapes, the grape must, has been cold soaked for 7 days at a temperature of 7°C. Thereafter it was fermented for 8 days in open concrete tanks with 5 punch downs a day. Finally, the wine was oaked for 12 months in French and European oak 30% new oak, 20% second fill and the rest an even split between third to fifth fill barrels.

Alcohol: 14.5%
RS: 1.3g/l
pH:3.55
TA: 5.3g/l
TSO2: 49mg/l

Drinking Temperature
16-18°C

Pairing
Grilled Lamb Chops or braised Lamb shank with grilled or braised vegetables and aromatic side dishes.

Storability
Drinking well now, but perfect after aging for 2-7 years.