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Ghost in the Machine Cabernet Franc

>>>Ghost in the Machine Cabernet Franc
Ghost in the Machine Cabernet Franc2022-01-04T12:31:54+00:00
Ghost in the Machine Cabernet Franc

CABERNET FRANC

Sourced from Wildepaardekloof – Ashton, the Drift Estate and Hemel-en-Aarde. All grapes are low yields, sustainably farmed and hand picked.

Cabernet franc and malbec, are destemmed respectively, Grenache is whole cluster carbonic fermentation in a closed tank under CO2. Must was kept cool for 5-7 days, after which tanks were warmed up and natural yeast carried out the fermentation. Pressed off the skins 24-31 days after completion of alcoholic fermentation using a traditional basket press. Natural malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. Wine was in barrel for 20 months and racked three times before bottling. Course filtration only, no fining.

 VINTAGE  REGION  VARIETY  VINEYARD
2019 Western Cape 85% Cabernet Franc

10% Malbec

5% Grenache Noir

The Drift Estate – Overberg Highlands

Hemel-en-Aarde

Alc % pH TA g/L RS g/L
13.5 3.16 7.1 2.9
WINE VINTAGE COMPETITION/REVIEW RESULTS
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A burst of dark red fruits, blackberry, blackcurrant, canned peas, savoury notes and molasses or toffee. The palate of dark red fruit follows through with a smokey, herbaceous finish.

WIETA, SAWIS

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