Cabernet Franc 2020

R1 32000

All Mischa Estate Wines are sold in full cases of 6.

R220 per bottle

The Cabernet Franc is a beautiful grape variety that’s making big waves in the South African wine community. Lesser known to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is just as formidable and can be taken just as seriously. On Mischa we strive to create a Cabernet Franc that expresses a variety of red and black fruit flavours, rather than the green flavours often associated with the cultivar. The 2020 Mischa Cabernet Franc has substantial body, but does not overpower the palate due to the humble use of a range of new and older French oak. The multitude of different flavours and aromas speak volumes to the quality of this wine.

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CABERNET FRANC 2020 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 2020.

Alcohol: 14.01 %vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l.
Total Acidity: 5.2 g/l.
pH: 3.67.
VA: 0.73 g/l

CABERNET FRANC 2020 QUICK NOTES

APPEARANCE: Deep ruby in colour with a burgundy rim.

NOSE: Black fruit such as black cherry and plums followed by raspberry, French oak and white pepper spice.

PALATE: A delicate, yet full bodied wine with ripe, fruity tannins. Blackberry and blackcurrant are the primary fruit flavours followed by soft white pepper and oak flavours with solid acidity throughout a long and lingering finish.

AGEING POTENTIAL: 5 to 10 years, but can be enjoyed right away.

VITICULTURAL ANALYSIS

Cabernet Franc is one of the 5 red grape varieties used in Bordeaux blends and originates from the Loire Valley in France. Being one of the parent cultivars of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is more than capable of being vinified as a single cultivar wine. On Mischa Estate, Cabernet Franc is very close to our hearts and a lot of attention was given to the Cabernet Franc vineyard to improve the growing conditions and to create the optimal microclimate for the grapes.

MORE ABOUT THE CABERNET FRANC 2020

Yields per Hectare: 12 tons per Hectare
Cases produced: 890 cases of 6
Appellation: Wine of Origin Groenberg, Wellington
Filtration and fining: One Single pass filtration and no fining
Varietal composition: 85% Cabernet Franc; 12% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot
Wood treatment: 12 Months in a combination of new and older French oak.