Cabernet franc Challenge 2017 - Gold
Tim Atkin SA report 2017 - 89 points
Cabernet franc Challenge 2020 - Gold
Deep red rose in colour with aromas of fruits of the forest and lavender. Intriguing flavours of dark plums, dried apricots and raisins. An exceptional Cabernet franc which has a well-structured finish.
93 % Cabernet franc
Wine of Origin Coastal Region (Hemel-en-Aarde)
The grapes were cold soaked for 4 days prior to fermentation. They were then pressed and put straight into barrels for malo-lactic (secondary) fermentation. The wine was racked immediately after malo and placed in mainly French (60%) and American (40%) 1st (35%), 2nd (40%) and 3rd (25%) fill oak barrels for 12 months of maturation after which the wine was lightly filtered and bottled.
DATE OF BOTTLING
4th February 2014
Total acidity 5.7g/l
Residual sugar 2.3g/l