R165.00

Saartjie Cabernet Franc 2018

R 870.00 per case of 6

Description

Bright red colour. Chalky nose, with hints of peppery perfume and spicy notes and red berry fruits on the palate. Firm structure, soft tannins and Long finish. Enjoy now or within a few years.

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 14.56%

RS: 2.6 g/l

TA: 5.6 g/l

pH: 3.70

Tasting Notes

VINEYARD:

North West facing slopes

SOIL TYPE:

Well drained Hutton & Glenrosa soils

VINEYARD AREA:

Small blocks varying between 0.3 & 1.2 hectares in extent.

TRELLIS:

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP) with two movable wires

IRRIGATION:

Used sparingly, to supplement evaporative losses during grape ripening & verasion (changing from green to red colour)

HARVESTED:

At optimum ripeness during early and middle March. Petit Verdot the latest ripener was harvested in early April.

DEGREE BALLING:

Between 23.5˚ & 24.5˚B for all 5 cultivars -hence the relatively low alcohol concentration

FERMENTATION:

Cold soaking on skins for two nights with repeated pump overs to extract maximum colour & flavour in a non-alcoholic environment. After fermentation, wine was racked into 30% new & 2nd fill 225L French oak barrels. Nine months barrel maturation.