Warwick Cabernet Franc 2009

The wine displays an intense ruby red colour in the glass. The bouquet is reminiscence of cherries and blackcurrants and has tones of dark chocolate and cigar box. The pallet is full bodied with firm but silky tannins. Decanting is recommended to express the true essence of this wine.

Serve with roast beef, lambs knuckles stewed with red onions, or a rich pork terrine.

variety : Cabernet Franc | 100% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : Jozua Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.85 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.72 g/l  
type : Red  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

about the harvest: The different blocks are hand picked in the early morning on Warwick Estate.

in the cellar : The bunches are de-stemmed and the individual berries are sorted on a vibrating sorting table. From there the berries are crushed open slightly and pumped into open top fermenters. Different parcels are fermented dry with a variety of yeasts and daily pump overs are done. The wine is then transferred to 225 L French oak barrels where Malolactic fermentation takes place. After Malolactic the wine is racked back to tank, sulphured and returned to barrel for ageing. The wine spent 27 months in 225 L French oak barrels (60% new, 20% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill). After ageing the wine was blended and a light fining took place. A rough filtration was done just before bottling.

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