Sorrenberg Cabernet Franc Merlot 2013
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The blend consists of 30-40% Merlot and Cabernet Franc with the remaining Cabernet Sauvignon. Low crop level is important to ensure the fruit ripens if the weather turns and to achieve maximum flavour. Half this Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented for 2 weeks on skins with plunging of the cap 4 times a day. The remainder of this wine was fermented for 4 weeks on skins before pressing. Natural yeast is used throughout. The wine undergoes oak maturation for 24 months before final blending and bottling without filtration.
The nose of the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot exhibits exquisite ripe plums and black currants with a hint of blueberry. The palate is full with rich complex tannins and nice well integrated unobtrusive oak. This wine shows delightful fruit combining with the above to provide a strong well balanced wine. This wine will age for 10 years plus.