Romond Rebus Fanfaronne 2009

Romond Rebus Fanfaronne 2009

In addition to ripe fruit, expect to find Cab Franc’s subtle herbaceous notes and that characteristic hint of mint contributed by our Cab Sauvignon.Soft, supple tannins overlay a subtle oak maturation character.

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 61% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot ]
winery : Rebus
winemaker : André Liebenberg
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.7 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Herbaceous  
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in the vineyard : 

The vineyards lie on the lower slopes of Helderberg’s West Peak. The soils are mainly Estcourt and Tukulu with some weathered granite.

Varietals: Cabernet Franc, clones 1D & 240 D on rootstock 101-14
Cabernet Sauvignon, clones 46 & 18 on rootstock 101-14
Age of vines: Planted in 2000
Trellising: Double Perold vertical trellis
Plant density: 3200 vines per hectare
Yield: Approximately 6.5 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Vintage: An exceptionally cold and wet winter, low disease pressure
and a long ripening period
Harvest: 4th March (Cab Franc) to 18th March (Cab Sauv)
Grape Sugar: Average 24.8° Balling (Cab Franc), 25.4° B (Cab Sauv & Merlot)

in the cellar : Bunch selection in vineyard. Destalked and lightly crushed, macerated for 2 days before being inoculated with commercial yeast. Cap punched down by hand 4 times per day. Fermented dry in 9 days, pressed and racked to barrels for MLF. Matured in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 29 months. Selected barrels blended: Cabernet Franc 61%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 9%

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Franc