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Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

R 225.00

An exquisite vintage of Cabernet Franc


Tasting Notes

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.


Winemaker's Notes

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.


Analysis

Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14.55%
pH: 3.55
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy with tuna & fresh lemon, smoked salmon and a fresh garden salad or light delicate red meat.


Chef's Special

Serve with beef fillet with a creamy wild mushroom sauce.


Awards

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
Awards 2015
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
Gold
Tim Atkin
Cabernet Franc Challenge

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