Our Cabernet Franc vineyard was planted in 1982 and we make this wine as a single vineyard wine. The fruit was harvested and fermented as a single batch for 7 days. Following pressing and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was racked to predominantly used hogsheads to allow the fruit of the wine to shine through. The wine was racked several times to soften the tannins before ultimately being prepared for bottling.
We believe this to be a very good example of the variety, without the firm tannins often associated with Cabernet Sauvignon. It has elegance and strength. Jancis Robinson has described it as ‘subtly fragrant and gently flirtatious’, a more ‘feminine side of Cabernet Sauvignon’.