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16 St Leonards Vineyard Cabernet Franc

16 St Leonards Vineyard Cabernet Franc

A distinctly lighter and more savoury style with a wonderful lifted aroma of red fruit and dried herbs. Well balanced with lively acidity and fruit coupled with just a hint of oak.

Vintage 2016
Variety Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 13%
Cellaring 3, Enjoy Now
Goes Well With antipasto, game, poultry
  • $32.00 Bottle
  • $192.00 Case (6)
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With its fine, velvety texture and lovely berry flavours this wine is perfect for all seasons. Try it this summer slightly chilled with fish or chicken and it also works well with barbequed lamb.

The wine is not particularly tannic; hence it is not really built for long-term cellaring. It already has a nice mix of lovely sweet fruit and savoury spice characters and should be enjoyed ideally within three years of vintage.

This is one variety where the timing of harvest is crucial.  We are looking to produce a light spicy wine, so the fruit comes off the vine before it becomes overly ripe.  The wine was fermented in open fermenters and hand plunged over 7 days before a gentle pressing in the old basket press, before being transferred into old oak puncheons for 6 months.

Cabernet Franc is one of those versatile varieties that are hard to pin-down. It can be used successfully for anything from a rosé to a robust red.  It does very well on our St Leonard’s soils producing lively reds with lovely savoury characters.  As with many varieties its original homes are in France, where it makes light reds on the Loire and is one of the Bordeaux family of grapes used in traditional Claret.

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