CABERNET FRANC 2019 ANALYSIS
This is Mischa Estate style, so we do things a little differently to bring you the very best wines. Here’s more about our Cabernet Franc 2019.
Alcohol: 14.20 %vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l.
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l.
VA: 0.75 g/l
CABERNET FRANC 2019 QUICK NOTES
APPEARANCE: This wine is deep ruby in colour with a burgundy rim.
NOSE: Firstly, we experience aromas of cooked strawberry, raspberry and cranberry. Secondly we enjoy aromas of vanilla spice, oak chips and tobacco. The aroma constantly evolves, therefore decanting and swirling is highly recommended.
PALATE: This full-bodied wine has fruity tannin and solid astringency, which guide the complex flavours to a long and lingering finish. Initially, the drinker will experience cranberries and raspberries, and, finally, cigar box and oak.
FOOD PAIRING: Pair it with cured meat and spicy cold cuts, and different cheeses.
Cabernet Franc is one of the 5 red grape varieties used in Bordeaux blends. Originally from the Loire Valley in France, it is one of the parent cultivars of Cabernet Sauvignon. Therefore, it can vinified as a single cultivar wine.
On Mischa Estate the Cabernet Franc is very close to our hearts, so a lot of attention is given to its vineyard. Firstly, this improves the growing conditions to, secondly, create the optimal microclimate for the grapes, therefore creating a unique and exhilarating Cabernet Franc year on year.
MORE ABOUT THE CABERNET FRANC 2019
Yields per Hectare: 9 tons/hectare.
Cases Produced: 415.
Appellation: Wine of Origin – Groenberg, Wellington.
Filtrations and Fining: No Fining, light single pass filtration pre-bottling.
Varietal Composition: 87% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec.
Wood treatment: Select tight grain French oak, 2nd and 3rd fill.
Length of barrel maturation: 12 months