Knorhoek Cabernet Franc 2007

Intense deep colour with blackberries and ripe plum against a backdrop of teabush flavours. Rich and complex with a soft tannin structure.

A full-bodied serious wine enjoyed with various meats, ostrich and venison, but also complements tomato-based pasta.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot ]
winery : Knorhoek Wines
winemaker : Arno Albertyn
wine of origin : Simonsberg
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or in the next 3-5 years.

in the vineyard : The grapes are picked fully ripe.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked fully ripe and fermented in open fermenting tanks(kuipe).

in the cellar : The wine were left on the skins for about 40 days before racking and pressing. Matured for 22 months in small French oak barrels, selected 30% new and 25% 2nd and 25%3rd and 20%4th fill respectively.

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