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.
|2019||Western Cape||85% Cabernet Franc
5% Grenache Noir
|The Drift Estate – Overberg Highlands
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|Not submitted for any awards yet|
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.