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 and Clovelly-type soils. With the row direction in an east-west orientation, it allows the vineyard to benefit from vertical penetration of sunlight into a sprawling canopy, preventing sunburn and allowing for slower ripening and good development during ripening. One of the last varietals to ripen on Doolhof, this vineyard shows much promise for future vintages.
The grapes were picked by hand on the 27th of Feb 2020 and fermented in stainless steel. Barrel aging followed for 12 months in 40% new 300L French oak barrels. Only 2881 bottles were produced.
Serve with roast leg of lamb, also great with matured cheese and preserves.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc
ALC: 14% | pH: 3.64 | RS: 2.9 g/l | TA: 5.2 g/l
Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2019
NWC Grand Cru Top 100 / Double Platinum
92 points Tim Atkin
Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2020
National Wine Challenge Top 100 / Double Platinum