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Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2018

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6 bottle(s) at £39.61 per bottle.
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Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2018

  • Grapes Cabernet Franc 100%
  • Country South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape Stellenbosch
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Body Value: D (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 1.2
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker Henry Kotze
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • A poised expression of Cabernet Franc, with subtle notes of cinnamon and spice surrounding a core of ripe cherry. Classically structured, with elegant, velvety tannins and an enticing and lingering finish.
  • Awards
    5 Stars, Platter's , 2022

The fruit was picked at the best balance of acidity and fruit expression, rather than maximum ripeness, in order to embrace the energy and texture of slightly earlier harvested, warm climate Cabernet Franc. Vinification was kept simple, the grapes were fermented on the skins for approximately three weeks with twice daily pump overs during the initial fermentation, which was reduced to once per day in order to keep the cap moist. The total time on skins was almost three weeks, prior to being pressed and transferred to barrels on completion of malolactic conversion. The wine spent 18 months in 300 litre French oak barrels, of which 50% were new, 50% third fill Hogshead 300 litre barrels. The wine was bottled without fining and just one loose sheet filtration, so may develop a light sediment over time.

A poised expression of Cabernet Franc, with subtle notes of cinammon and spice surrounding a core of ripe cherry. Classically structured, with elegant, velvety tannins and an enticing and lingering finish.

More Information
CountrySouth Africa
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

This Mulderbosch Cabernet Franc estate vineyard consistently impresses and is annually the stand-out red in the cellar. The basic geological structure is decomposed granite, with soils comprised of varying levels of gravelly clay. The vines are trained according to the Vertical Shoot Position method and spur-pruned utilizing three sets of moveable foliage wires. Leaf removal at an early stage of the grape's life generally ensures the pyrazine or green flavors often encountered in Cabernet Franc are avoided. This practice also allows harvesting to take place earlier, without having to wait for these flavors to burn off at higher Brix levels.

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