Le Pommier Cabernet Franc 2002

Ruby red colour. Combination of raspberry and black cherries 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 | 100% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : Bruwer Raats
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.75 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.53 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : 0  

ageing : Can be enjoyed now and will mature well over the next 2-4 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: 4 years
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon
Irrigation: overhead sprinklers

about the harvest: Picking date: 26/02/2002
Yield: 5 tons/ha average

in the cellar : Fermentation Temp: 28-30 degrees Celsius
Yeast: L2054
Description: On receiving the grapes it was cold soaked for 3-5 days at 14 degrees Celsius before fermentation to extract as much fruit as possible. 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 aging: 1 year in 100% French oak, 1/3 in 2nd fill, 1/3 in 3rd fill and 1/3 in 4th fill.
Bottled: 2nd June 2003
Production: 375 x 12

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