|Appellation||Frankland River GI|
|Grape Varieties||69% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec|
|ABV (Alcohol By Volume)||13.5%|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Type of Soil||Duplex soils of ironstone gravel over a clay sub-soil|
Each variety was fermented separately as slowly as possible at temperatures not exceeding 27°C. Open fermentation tanks facilitated working the cap with gentle plunging and pumping over. After fermentation, an extended maceration period allowed desired color, flavor and tannin extraction. The component wines were blended on completion of the malolactic fermentation and then aged in French Oak for 15 months.
Deep red color with a good tint of purple, and a lifted fragrance of raspberry and red cherry, cassis, cedar and blueberry hints, the palate full-bodied and firm, densely-packed with flavour and tannins. Concentrated, essence, dense and powerful, it lingers very long on the farewell. Tightly packed. Lots of detail. A most impressive red, cabernet franc clearly leading the charge.
Outstanding pairing for Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and Chicken Tomato Curry. Quite enjoyable with goat cheese as well.