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.