The Flagship Cabernet Franc 2010 (SOLD OUT)

Well concentrated with a deep ruby red colour. A combination of luscious florals, plum, and blackberry with expressive notes of cassis, spice and fresh herbs. The palate is rich and smooth with subtle undertones of sweet spice and a hint of dark chocolate.

Very versatile, this wine would complement all red meat dishes or gourmet cheese platters.

variety : Cabernet Franc | 100% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : Abraham de Villiers
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.38 % vol  rs : 1.84 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Ready to be enjoyed now with the potential to age further for ten years.

Nature is a fickle mistress. She will tell you a direct lie if she can. But, like most elemental forces, on the rare occasions when she smiles on you, magic happens. We can't predict when nature will favour us with these rare glimpses of perfection, but we can recognise and treat these wines with the respect that true greatness deserves. This is The Flagship.

in the vineyard : The grapes were handpicked from premium vineyards situated in the Stellenbosch and Darling region. It was specifically selected for its unique terroir with intense fruit and body.

Viticulturist: Francois de Villiers

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in March 2010.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place within stainless steel tanks for 10 days. Cold soaking followed for three days prior fermentation and for three days post maturation, on the skins after fermentation was allowed. Aged for 42 months in 300-litre French oak barrels, of which 70% were first fill and 30% were second fill, the wine was lightly filtered before bottling.


Cabernet Franc