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Journey's End | Cabernet Franc 2020

Journey's End | Cabernet Franc 2020

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Cabernet Franc grapes were hand-picked from block 4 which lies 180m above sea level on Tukulu dominant soils with a high decomposed granite content. The vines grow vigorously producing 12 tons/ha annually. Methodical leaf removal is practiced around the grape bunches to expose the grapes to the sun which decreases the excessive green characteristics in the eventual wine.

The grapes were processed immediately after picking early in the morning, they were hand sorted and destemmed before filling the 5000L truncated open top casks for fermentation. Fermentation in these vessels tend to finish quickly lasting 10-15 days between 18 – 26 ̊C. During fermentation, suspended dry skins are gently punched back into the ferment ensuring gentle tannin extraction. The wine is then pressed off the skins and undergoes malolactic fermentation as well as a 14-month barrel maturation period in second fill French oak. This wine required no stabilizing and is vegan friendly, Filtered and bottled on 13 February 2023.

This wine displays intense ripe cherry, savoury olive and wild fynbos characters on the nose rounded up by a sweet cinnamon spice from generous oak maturation. Great balance is exhibited on the palate with coastal freshness, Mediterranean minerality and soft powdery tannins and a lengthy finish. Best drunk now and until 2031.

100% Cabernet Franc W.O. Stellenbosch

Alcohol: 14 % Total pH: 3.57
Acidity: 5.38g/l Residual Sugar: 3.29 g/l

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