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2009 CABERNET FRANC

WINEMAKING NOTES

This is the first Cabernet Franc made from Askerne Vineyard and was grown on the stony soils on the lower terrace. The fruit was hand-harvested on 16th April. It was destemmed and crushed, then macerated and fermented in tank. The wine was aged for 10  months in French oak barriques (a mix of 30% new, 7% 1 yr and 63% older).

ANALYSIS

pH 3.71

TA 6.2g/l

Residual Sugar ˂1g/l

Alcohol 14.5%

TASTING NOTES

Traditional winemaking techniques have produced this wine that displays aromas of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit with violet floral influences. Sweet red fruits with plum and guava dominate the palate with lingering cherry flavours and a hint of chocolate. The wine is well rounded with sweet tannins and a long finish. Aging potential 3 to 5 years. A good accompaniment for venison or lamb.