New Release Cabernet Franc

Release of the 2022 Limited Release Cabernet Franc

We are only able to produce a varietal Cabernet Franc in the years when the fruit is both outstanding and  of sufficient quantity.

Although Cabernet Franc is well suited to cooler climates there is very little planted in the Yarra Valley and it often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon to make it more approachable.

As a single varietal Cabernet Franc is a lighter wine with beautiful lifted fruit that has flavours of cherries, blood plums and cassis, with hints of star anise, violets and olive. The palate is light and silky smooth, making this an ideal wine to accompany a wide range of food. from duck and lamb to much lighter dishes.

“A vibrant, crimson red. Lifted and attractive with aromas of sour cherries, damson plums, blood orange and a hint of fresh tomato leaf. The palate is medium bodied, with good freshness and silky, persistent tannins that are in harmony with the fruit. An elegant, balanced and well-out-together wine.” 93/100

Philip Rich The Halliday Wine Companion 

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