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Stellenrust Barrel Selection Cabernet Franc 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Cabernet Franc
Alcohol : 13.8 %vol
pH : 6.0
RS : 2.1 g/l
Appellation : Helderberg
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Best Fairtrade Red Wine Trophy and Gold Medal
Tasting Notes
The nose shows ripe blue berries, cherries and some tobacco. These flavours carry forward to a palate filled with cedar tobacco spice, herbs and sweet and sour berries with a refreshing acidity.
Blend Information
100% Cabernet Franc
Food Suggestions
Always good with Karoo lamb or grain beef, but its elegance allows it to be enjoyed with nothing but great company.
In The Vineyard
The vines used for this wine are from 18 year old trellised vineyards with a South Eastern slope on our Helderberg property grown in coffeestone.

General information
Often described by famous winemakers as a variety even more difficult to grow than Pinot noir, we go about this wine and these vineyards with the rightful respect it deserves - an integral part of the Bordeaux symphony, but also capable of producing an orchestra of fruit on its own.
About The Harvest
Grapes are picked at optimal ripeness in strict accordance with the vintage. In some cases, 24 Balling may be ultimate ripeness - in other vintages it may be awfully green. So, not only keeping the vineyards close to our hearts but also picking at optimal physiological ripeness allow us to capture the wide array of flavours this elegant grape produces. 
In The Cellar
Grapes are crushed and allowed to cold soak for one day. It is fermented in open concrete tanks with regular punch downs of the cap for 7 days and finishes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured in small 225 litre French oak barrels for 18 months.

Other Vintages
Stellenrust Barrel Selection Cabernet Franc 2012 Tertius Boshoff Cabernet Franc
Stellenrust Barrel Selection Cabernet Franc 2010 Tertius Boshoff Cabernet Franc

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