Be enticed by the first aroma's of rose petals, blackberries, raspberries with a hint of spice.The fruit flavours continue through to the palate with splashes of leafy herbs and a delicate tannin structure. Medium bodied low tannins and good acidity.
TROPHY - Chair of Judges Award, Clare Valley Wine Show 2021,
98 Points (5 Stars) Winestate,
Silver AAVWS & 7 x Bronze Medals
The Cabernet Franc vines we believe are close to 4o years old, we have owned the vineyard for 22 years. Vineyard is approximately 470 Metres above Sea Level. Vine rows run East – West. Latitude: 33.87 degrees South; Longitude: 138.64 degrees East (approx.). Soil – Red loam over a mixture of limestone, shale and clay Vines planted in 2012. 2015 was the first vintage.
Grapes are harvested at approximately 14.0 Baume when flavours display dark cherry, red berry and spice and are de-stemmed to an open top fermenter. The must is inoculated and allowed to ferment between 25-30oC until dry. The cap is pumped over and splashed twice daily allowing plenty of air into the ferment for a minimum of 7 days. Once primary ferment is completed the must is bag pressed and racked to older French oak until completion of malo. Upon completion wine is racked, acid adjusted and put back to barrel. The wine is bottled within 12 to 18 months to ensure the style retains vibrant and primary fruit freshness.
Food Pairing Notes
Medium-bodied wines like Cabernet Franc can pair with a wide variety of foods due to their natural high acidity and slightly reduced tannins. Delicious paired with tomato-based dishes, vinegar-based sauces or rich veggies like black lentils. Cabernet Franc lights up when matched to herbs in your cuisine.