SOUTH AFRICA

2013 | 2009 | 2008 | ARCHIVE

Wildekrans Cabernet Franc Merlot
2009 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: 3 333 Vines per hectare.
Soil Type: Estcourt, Klapmuts Cartref.
Vine Age: 17 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date:
Yield: 3.5 t/ha.

Vinification:

Harvested at 25 balling, handpicked and delicately crushed. Cold soaked through the night. Fermentation was started the next morning, pump overs every 4 hours. Lightly pressed and matured in french oak barrels for 18 months.
Throughout vinification handling was kept to a minimum to ensure that true fruit flavors were preserved.
Cabernet Franc 60% and Merlot 40%.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Garnet ruby.
Nose: Rich fruits with some spice.
Palate: Dark cherry and blackberry with firm tannins on the finish while remaining supple.
Other: Pairs well with tomato sauce based pastas, grilled red meas and rich winter stews.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 15
RS (g/l):
TA (g/l):
pH: