Grapes Cabernet Franc grapes are not as common as Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It was most likely created from a natural cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Franc grapes are typically used for wine blends because of its low tanins. Because we were so impressed with the quality of these grapes, we decided to bring a pure Cabernet Franc on the market. The grapes were hand-picked and not irrigated.
The grapes come from a single vineyard on our neighbouring farm.
Vinification The wine has been naturally fermented. The grapes were pressed after 30 days and the young wine then aged for two years in French barrels.
Tasting notes The Cabernet Franc is a harmonious, balanced wine. The strong body is well combined with a spicy nose. The compote aromas combine very well with the wood aromas from the French barrels, which all together gives this wine its elegant character.
Our recommendationThe wine is well-suited for red meat and cheese dishes.
Wine Style PEOPLE’S COICE : Gold medal..
Tim Atkin 2017- Best Value Red of the Year: 2014 Onderkloof Cabernet Franc, Stellenbosch (91 points)
Alcohol – 14.9% Vol, R.S. – 2.3 g/l, T.A. – 5.0 g/l, pH – 3.60