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Cabernet Franc

The palate comprises rich fruit flavours (fig and berries). Maturation in older French puncheons provides a subtle oak expression and delicate tannins. Complexity and length is a feature with a dry finish. The back palate lingers with mocha overtones.

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Deep ruby colour and a fragrant aroma of mixed berries, a touch of violet flowers and light cedar. Best decanted before serving. Ideal for enjoying with fire roasted meats, spicy dishes and strong cheeses. Ideal to drink now or cellar for 5-10 years.

CABERNET FRANC; The parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Francs are still rich in colour, but the grapes are thinner-skinned and produce a slightly lighter, softer, less tannic wine. Cab Franc is well-suited to grow in cooler climates.  The flavor of Cabernet Franc wines are defined by a balance between red fruits, herbs, and peppery earthiness with medium-to-high acidity that makes it refreshingly easy-to-drink.

Winemaking; Grapes were de-stemmed and chilled with minimal crushing into small open fermenters. The must was allowed to macerate at low temperature for five days before warming and inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The ferment started slowly but was allowed to reach a peak temperature of 26˚C before chilling.  The wine was pressed from the skins prior to becoming dry to retain fresh fruit character and avoid extractive tannins. The wine finished fermentation in a stainless steel tank and was then racked into well seasoned French oak for malo-lactic fermentation. This was completed by the end of Spring 2021 after which the wine was racked barrel to into new French oak barrel and allowed to mature in our cool cellars for a further three months. After oak maturation was considered sufficient, the wine was racked to stainless steel storage and allowed to mature for a further 18 months before bottling with minimal clarification.

Viticulture; The vine rows are spaced 2.2 metres apart and with a trellis set for vertical shoot positioning the foliage is held up and trimmed to become hedge-like. This maximises dappled sunlight exposure, reduces disease and encourages a generous canopy for steady ripening during the autumn. Each row also provides a wind break for the adjacent row during flowering and pollination and provides some shade to offset the direct sunlight stress of summer heat waves. The grapes are usually picked at between 13.5 to 14.5 Baume dependent upon the flavour profile for the season. The Cabernet Franc is Block-4 with a vine spacing of 1.0 metres (4,545 vines per hectare) and row length of ~500 metres. The comparatively high density of vines contributes towards low yields per vine. The soils tend to be thinner and slightly pebbly on these blocks and with minimal irrigation the vine vigor is contained. Optimum yields are approximately 5 – 8 tonnes per hectare. The NW aspect, high on the valley ensures the maximum daily exposure to sunlight.

Varieties Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2021
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Alcohol 14.1%
Bottle size 750ml

Deep ruby colour and a fragrant aroma of mixed berries, a touch of violet flowers and light cedar. Best decanted before serving. Ideal for enjoying with fire roasted meats, spicy dishes and strong cheeses. Ideal to drink now or cellar for 5-10 years.

CABERNET FRANC; The parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Francs are still rich in colour, but the grapes are thinner-skinned and produce a slightly lighter, softer, less tannic wine. Cab Franc is well-suited to grow in cooler climates.  The flavor of Cabernet Franc wines are defined by a balance between red fruits, herbs, and peppery earthiness with medium-to-high acidity that makes it refreshingly easy-to-drink.

Winemaking; Grapes were de-stemmed and chilled with minimal crushing into small open fermenters. The must was allowed to macerate at low temperature for five days before warming and inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The ferment started slowly but was allowed to reach a peak temperature of 26˚C before chilling.  The wine was pressed from the skins prior to becoming dry to retain fresh fruit character and avoid extractive tannins. The wine finished fermentation in a stainless steel tank and was then racked into well seasoned French oak for malo-lactic fermentation. This was completed by the end of Spring 2021 after which the wine was racked barrel to into new French oak barrel and allowed to mature in our cool cellars for a further three months. After oak maturation was considered sufficient, the wine was racked to stainless steel storage and allowed to mature for a further 18 months before bottling with minimal clarification.

Viticulture; The vine rows are spaced 2.2 metres apart and with a trellis set for vertical shoot positioning the foliage is held up and trimmed to become hedge-like. This maximises dappled sunlight exposure, reduces disease and encourages a generous canopy for steady ripening during the autumn. Each row also provides a wind break for the adjacent row during flowering and pollination and provides some shade to offset the direct sunlight stress of summer heat waves. The grapes are usually picked at between 13.5 to 14.5 Baume dependent upon the flavour profile for the season. The Cabernet Franc is Block-4 with a vine spacing of 1.0 metres (4,545 vines per hectare) and row length of ~500 metres. The comparatively high density of vines contributes towards low yields per vine. The soils tend to be thinner and slightly pebbly on these blocks and with minimal irrigation the vine vigor is contained. Optimum yields are approximately 5 – 8 tonnes per hectare. The NW aspect, high on the valley ensures the maximum daily exposure to sunlight.

Varieties Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2021
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Alcohol 14.1%
Bottle size 750ml

Deep ruby colour and a fragrant aroma of mixed berries, a touch of violet flowers and light cedar. Best decanted before serving. Ideal for enjoying with fire roasted meats, spicy dishes and strong cheeses. Ideal to drink now or cellar for 5-10 years.

CABERNET FRANC; The parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Francs are still rich in colour, but the grapes are thinner-skinned and produce a slightly lighter, softer, less tannic wine. Cab Franc is well-suited to grow in cooler climates.  The flavor of Cabernet Franc wines are defined by a balance between red fruits, herbs, and peppery earthiness with medium-to-high acidity that makes it refreshingly easy-to-drink.

Winemaking; Grapes were de-stemmed and chilled with minimal crushing into small open fermenters. The must was allowed to macerate at low temperature for five days before warming and inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The ferment started slowly but was allowed to reach a peak temperature of 26˚C before chilling.  The wine was pressed from the skins prior to becoming dry to retain fresh fruit character and avoid extractive tannins. The wine finished fermentation in a stainless steel tank and was then racked into well seasoned French oak for malo-lactic fermentation. This was completed by the end of Spring 2021 after which the wine was racked barrel to into new French oak barrel and allowed to mature in our cool cellars for a further three months. After oak maturation was considered sufficient, the wine was racked to stainless steel storage and allowed to mature for a further 18 months before bottling with minimal clarification.

Viticulture; The vine rows are spaced 2.2 metres apart and with a trellis set for vertical shoot positioning the foliage is held up and trimmed to become hedge-like. This maximises dappled sunlight exposure, reduces disease and encourages a generous canopy for steady ripening during the autumn. Each row also provides a wind break for the adjacent row during flowering and pollination and provides some shade to offset the direct sunlight stress of summer heat waves. The grapes are usually picked at between 13.5 to 14.5 Baume dependent upon the flavour profile for the season. The Cabernet Franc is Block-4 with a vine spacing of 1.0 metres (4,545 vines per hectare) and row length of ~500 metres. The comparatively high density of vines contributes towards low yields per vine. The soils tend to be thinner and slightly pebbly on these blocks and with minimal irrigation the vine vigor is contained. Optimum yields are approximately 5 – 8 tonnes per hectare. The NW aspect, high on the valley ensures the maximum daily exposure to sunlight.

Varieties Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2021
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Alcohol 14.1%
Bottle size 750ml

Deep ruby colour and a fragrant aroma of mixed berries, a touch of violet flowers and light cedar. Best decanted before serving. Ideal for enjoying with fire roasted meats, spicy dishes and strong cheeses. Ideal to drink now or cellar for 5-10 years.

CABERNET FRANC; The parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Francs are still rich in colour, but the grapes are thinner-skinned and produce a slightly lighter, softer, less tannic wine. Cab Franc is well-suited to grow in cooler climates.  The flavor of Cabernet Franc wines are defined by a balance between red fruits, herbs, and peppery earthiness with medium-to-high acidity that makes it refreshingly easy-to-drink.

Winemaking; Grapes were de-stemmed and chilled with minimal crushing into small open fermenters. The must was allowed to macerate at low temperature for five days before warming and inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The ferment started slowly but was allowed to reach a peak temperature of 26˚C before chilling.  The wine was pressed from the skins prior to becoming dry to retain fresh fruit character and avoid extractive tannins. The wine finished fermentation in a stainless steel tank and was then racked into well seasoned French oak for malo-lactic fermentation. This was completed by the end of Spring 2021 after which the wine was racked barrel to into new French oak barrel and allowed to mature in our cool cellars for a further three months. After oak maturation was considered sufficient, the wine was racked to stainless steel storage and allowed to mature for a further 18 months before bottling with minimal clarification.

Viticulture; The vine rows are spaced 2.2 metres apart and with a trellis set for vertical shoot positioning the foliage is held up and trimmed to become hedge-like. This maximises dappled sunlight exposure, reduces disease and encourages a generous canopy for steady ripening during the autumn. Each row also provides a wind break for the adjacent row during flowering and pollination and provides some shade to offset the direct sunlight stress of summer heat waves. The grapes are usually picked at between 13.5 to 14.5 Baume dependent upon the flavour profile for the season. The Cabernet Franc is Block-4 with a vine spacing of 1.0 metres (4,545 vines per hectare) and row length of ~500 metres. The comparatively high density of vines contributes towards low yields per vine. The soils tend to be thinner and slightly pebbly on these blocks and with minimal irrigation the vine vigor is contained. Optimum yields are approximately 5 – 8 tonnes per hectare. The NW aspect, high on the valley ensures the maximum daily exposure to sunlight.

Varieties Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2021
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Alcohol 14.1%
Bottle size 750ml