2016 Cabernet Franc
Three small, separate blocks of estate grown fruit planted in 1991, 1995 and 1998. Fermented in small open fermenters, hand plunged, pressed out and matured in older French oak for 12 months.
A dry Winter and fleeting Spring was followed by a warm growing season with welcome rainfall in December and January leading to full, healthy canopies enabling excellent yields and great flavour development.
Brilliant crimson with ruby hues.
Vibrant raspberry flavours with subtle layers of savoury, dusty oak with crunchy firm tannins and a bright acidity holding on throughout the palate.
Ready to enjoy now, although will gain complexity over the next five to eight years with careful cellaring.