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
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
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.
Grilled Lamb Chops or braised Lamb shank with grilled or braised vegetables and aromatic side dishes.
Drinking well now, but perfect after aging for 2-7 years.