Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2009

Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2009

The wine has a wonderful radiant, ruby colour, with a combination of lemon thyme and wild herb  scents sprinkled with spice on the nose. The oaking on the wine is discernible as a quiet nuttiness. On the palate there is peach underscored by smooth tannin and juiciness. A spicy aftertaste lingers in the mouth. The Cabernet franc shows plenty of vigour and toned muscular strength.

variety : Cabernet Franc | 100% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.92 % vol  rs : 1.87 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.47 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  


Top 100 SA Wine 2012  - AWARDED
Neil Pendock Wine Guide ’13 - 5/5
Tim Atkin MW - 93 points
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - 88 points
JancisRobinson.com - 16.5/20
IWSC 2012 - Silver
IWC 2012 - Bronze
Decanter 2012 - Bronze

in the vineyard :  Cultivar: Cabernet Franc, CF623B
Rootstock: 101-14
Planted: 2004
Row Direction: NW/ SE
Plant Density: 2,222 vines / ha
Soil Type: Oakleaf and Dundee 
Trellis System: VSP - 3 wire
Pruning: 2 bud spurs
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Grape Sugar: 24.9 degrees balling
Acidity: 5.8
pH at Harvest: 3.55

about the harvest:  Picking Date: 25th February 2009

in the cellar :  Bunch and Berry sorting: By hand
Crushing and Destemming: delicate processing
Pump overs: 3 times per day
Cold Soak: 3 days
Yeast: Natural ferment
Fermentation Temperature: max 28°C
Wood Maturation: 15 months in 20% new French Oak barrels

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