2012 Cabernet Franc Private Reserve
Hardy and ripening earlier than many others, it thrives on the Vinemount Ridge and rewards us with consistently well-balanced wines of great character. The 2012 harvest, from our oldest Block 300, received special attention during vinification from our master winemaker, Mauro Salvador, after which it was cellared in oak for a full eighteen months.
Mauro describes this wine as ruby red and intense – profound and a great example of the varietal. It combines fruit – strawberry and cherry – with spice – cocoa and cloves – to create a medium-bodied, easy to drink wine that is complex but harmoniously structured with lingering notes of ripe fruit and vanilla. Pairs well with medium-aged cheeses and meats such as ragu Bolognese and barbequed pork chops.