Rochford Estate Cabernet Franc 2021

Special: $25.00
RRP: $33.00
Tasting Notes: Quite an exotic nose of lavender, dried herbs, iron mineral notes and red forest berries with some red jube cab franc characters. The palate echos the fruit profile of the nose, yet there are also some rye bread flavours and fine tannins reflective of our (40 year old vines) Hill Rd vineyard. This is a keeper.
Winemaking Notes: Picked on the 26th of March
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit was fully destemmed 100% whole berries. A cold short cold soak prior to fermentation and on skins for 14 days. The wine was pressed to seasoned French oak barriques for malolactic conversion on lees and in oak for 10 months. 230 dozen produced.
Viticultural Notes: Cabernet Franc clone: 210 from Hill Road Vineyard
Our winemaking philosophy is to produce the best fruit possible in the vineyard and allow the wines to express the individuality of the vineyard and each growing season. The grapes for this wine were handpicked with viticultural practices based around maintaining balance in the vineyards, sustainability, and responsiveness to changing environmental conditions.
2021 was a welcome return to ideal growing conditions here in the Yarra Valley. A prolonged, classical season allowed for brilliant definition of flavour across our range.
Varietal:
Alcohol: 13.6%
Contains sulphites. Vegan wine