Youthful, dark crimson with inviting aromas of perfumed blackcurrants, violets, vanilla, truffles and sweet spice. The wine is rich and full with a subtle underlying structure and soft, velvety tannins very neatly integrated for a long finish.
The vineyard is planted in deep, well-drained Oakleaf-type soil, with some clay present. With the row direction in an East-West orientation, it allows the grapes to benefit from much needed shade in a warm wellington sun. This helps ripen the grapes in a slower, more moderate micro-climate and gives us plenty time to achieve optimal phenolic ripeness throughout the whole parcel. One of the last varietals to ripen on Doolhof, this vineyard shows much promise for future vintages.
|Total Acidity:||5.9 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||2.7 g/l|
Enjoy with tuna & fresh lemon, smoked salmon and a fresh garden salad or light delicate red meat.
Serve with beef fillet with a creamy wild mushroom sauce.
|Signatures of Doolhof Cabernet Franc 2009||Diamond Award||Winemakers Choice 2012|
|Gold||Michelangelo Awards 2013|
|88 POINTS||Parker Points®|
|Gold||Vitis Vinifera Awards 2013|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012||4 stars||Platter’s Wine Guide 2016|
|Double Gold||WineStyle Peoples Choice|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015||Top 6||Cabernet Franc Challenge|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015||Double Platinum||National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015||Top 100 winner||National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017||90 Points
Cabernet Franc Challenge