Le Pommier Cabernet Franc 2001

Ruby red colour. Combination of raspberry and black berries with a hint of cinnamon and cloves on the nose. Soft, elegant structured a medium bodied wine with a fruit driven finish. This is an excellent partner with most food, as it will not overpower your meal.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ Cabernet Franc ]
winery : 
winemaker : Bruwer Raats
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.47  ta : 5.33 g/l  

ageing : Can be enjoyed now and will mature well over the next 2-5 years, if stored correctly.

in the vineyard : Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Altitude: 260m
Distance from sea: approximately 10km
Soil Type: Alluvial
Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 3 years
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon
Irrigation: overhead sprinklers

about the harvest: Picking date: 2nd of March 2001
Yield: 7 tons/ha average

in the cellar : Fermentation Temp: 28-30 degrees Celsius
Yeast: L2054
The juice was inoculated with above yeast. Duration of fermentation was 8 - 10 days. It was pumped over 4 times per day for optimum colour and tannin extraction. When fermented dry it was pressed into stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation: In stainless steel tanks
Wood ageing: 1 year in 90% French oak and 10% American oak. 50% second fill and 50% third fill.
Bottled: 11th of October 2002
Production: 250 x 12

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