2017 Juxtaposed Cabernet Franc


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Wine Notes

The 2017 Cabernet Franc was produced with fruit from the Sommerville vineyard on Malpas Road., just outside of Willunga. 1.2t were harvested on March 24. 2017 was a vintage that was moderately cool by McLaren Vale standards, and saw grapes ripen with excellent phenological ripeness in congruence with sugar ripeness, leading to good flavour at lower alcohols in the finished wines. Ferments were kept cool and therefore fermented slow, and after primary fermentation the wine was gently basket pressed into old oak and matured on fine lees for 12 months prior to bottling.

The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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Recent Reviews

The Wine Front

“Kumato® tomato, or maybe tomato paste, but certainly has a sweet/sappy tomato thing going on. In with that some chocolate, mint and currants. Light to medium-bodied, fine chalky tannin, a juicy/sappy/sweet/sour flavour profile, a little tang, a little richness; it doesn’t lack interest. Finish is pretty good, not long, but satisfactory. Personality and point of difference lends it appeal. Quirky.”
90 /100

QWine Reviews

“Aromas of cola, tomato paste and purple flowers get you in the mood before roasted peppers, some meatiness and blue berry fruit swing into action. Old oak was used for 12 months enabling the fruit stand up, but its the savoury appeal of this wine is what brings most joy. Some leafiness hides in the background with some dried Italian herbs sliding through to a persistent finish. A big thumbs up.”


Oz Wine Reviews

“From the Somerville Vineyard in McLaren Vale, this is an immediately attractive, Loire-esque Franc that I rather like. Spends 12 months in old oak. In a Chinon mode, but with McLaren Vale ripeness. It works too, the hints of hedgerow, the redcurrant fruit, the tangy edges softened by almost plum fruit. It’s ultimately an affable wine, a good drink that matches crunch with a certain McLaren Vale plumpness. Pleasurable summer drink.”