• Cabernet franc

Cabernet franc

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REGION: Polish Hill River / Clare
VINEYARD: House Block
GROWER: Brodie Smith
VINE AGE: 23 years
SOIL PROFILE: grey brown loam on shale and sandy limestone
ASPECT: slight westerly face
FARMING: NASAA certified organic

Fruit was destemmed and crushed. Fermented cool on skins for 14 days in concrete before pressing. Pressed and racked once post malolactic fermentation, 7 months in neutral French 700l barrels.

pH 3.60 | 5.37 g/l TA | NEG g/l RS | 14.0%

As a solo grape variety, CF is kind of hard to get right.

Raspberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant, some paprika, dried roses and mint. It’s medium-bodied, all the juicy small berried red fruits, fine dusty and slightly gravelly tannin, cranberry acidity, a cusp-of-ripeness yet varietal quality here, which gives it the slightly tense/edgy feel that’s so good about wines made from this grape, and a volcanic rocks and sappy finish of fine length. Mulberry with the stalks, some chew and excellent energy. It’s a bony wine of character and individual personality. Very good.

Rated : 94 Points, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au