V5 Cabernet Franc 2021
Cabernet Franc grapes were hand-picked from block 4 which lies 180m above sea level on Tukulu dominant soils with a high decomposed granite content. The vines grow vigorously producing 12 tons/ha annually. Methodical leaf removal is practiced around the grape bunches to expose the grapes to the sun which decreases the excessive green characteristics in the eventual wine.
This wine displays intense ripe cherry, savoury olive and wild fynbos characters on the nose rounded up by a sweet cinnamon spice from generous oak maturation. Great balance is exhibited on the palate with coastal freshness, Mediterranean minerality and soft powdery tannins and a lengthy finish. Best drunk now and until 2031.