Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2014

Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2014

The wine has a rich, cherry colour. The fragrance of the wine is an exotic mixture of spice, red fruit and meat. On palate the wine shows finesse and elegance with integrated, dry tannins, an attractive saltiness and crisp minerality. A well defined, medium bodied wine with great class.


variety : Cabernet Franc | 100% Cabernet Franc
winemaker : Simon Thompson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012
Top 100 SA Wines 2015
2011
Top 100 SA Wines 2014
John Platter Guide - 4*
Mundus Vini 2014 - Gold

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

about the harvest: 

Picking Date: 10 March 2012

Grape Sugar: 25.5° Balling

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: Innoculated
Wood maturation: 19 months in 300L French oak barrels, 25% new

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