2018 Cabernet Franc
This medium weight Cabernet Merlot is a great match for lamb and the softer tannins in this wine marry perfectly with the delicate nature of Tasmanian grass fed spring lamb.
Our Cabernet Franc has always been blended into our Cabernet Merlot, but with the increasing interest in this variety we decided to make a 100% Cabernet Franc for a bit of fun and to try something different. The fruit as harvested at about 12.5 Baume to capture the lovely fresh raspberry and floral characters. The fruit was fermented in small batch fermenters and was both hand plunged and pumped over to ensure a bright, aromatic wine. The wine was then matured in old oak barrels for 4 months prior to bottling..
This is bright, aromatic fruit driven style of Cabernet Franc. It has beautiful lifted floral and berry aromatics on the nose. The palate is medium weight, has fine tannins and finishes with juicy acidity.