Region: Helderberg, Stellenbosch
WINNER PLATINUM AWARD: Best in Category – SA Bordeaux Varietals at the 2017 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
“Leaving our footprints and soul in the vineyard and living our passion in the cellar”
A desire to explify the traits of the mountain vineyard site, to capture the ethos and distinct sense of place, resulted in this noble wine being released as a single varietal. A wine of distinction that will reward careful cellaring and patience.
A late, cold and wet winter filled up the soil profiles. Cooler than normal soil temperatures and spring conditions allowed for even budding. The weather was favourable for flowering with less wind than normal. A cool March enhanced flavour retention and delayed harvest by two weeks. The vintage delivered pleasing quality.
Maturation: 19 Months in French oak barrels, 70 % new
Violet red colour, with a savoury bouquet perfumed with fragrant black cherry and nuances of earthiness, light spice and sherbet. A pure expression of Cabernet Franc with upfront flavours of black cherries and fresh herbaceous notes with silky tannins. A refreshing and vivid wine which exudes femininity. “Brilliantly balanced wine – quite one of the best Cabernet Francs I have tasted” Caroline
Alcohol: 14 % RS: 2.6 g/litre TA: 6.1 g/litre pH: 3.40