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2021 Cabernet Franc
This wine was made from grapes grown on the
stony and sandy terrace of the vineyard. The grapes
were fermented in open top tanks with inoculated
yeast. Gentle hand plunging was used for
extraction, and the wine was then held on skins for
an extended period of 4 weeks of post ferment
maceration. The wine was then pressed and racked
to French oak barriques where it was aged for 12
months. The final blend has a 25% new oak
component and 25% second fill.
Toasted aromatics with vanillan oak sweetness,
raspberry and red currant notes mixed with some
darker fruit tones, tobacco, leather and a hint
cardamom spice. Savoury with upfront sweet berry
fruits, spicey and rich on the palate with excellent
concentration and a long juicy finish.
Silver Medal National Wine Awards of Aotearoa
Silver Regional Aotearoa Wine Competition
93 Points Cameron Douglas