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AGE OF THE REBEL Cabernet Franc 2022
SMALL BATCH #650 bottles – W.O. STELLENBOSCH
(Sold per case of 6 bottles)

 

VINEYARDS

Grapes were all handpicked and stored overnight to cool down. These grapes hail from the upper reaches of the Helderberg slopes in Stellenbosch.

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

This wine offers a complex blend of flavours and aromas. On the nose, you may detect notes of ripe berries, green bell pepper, and hints of cedar. The palate is rewarded with a rich and velvety texture, balanced by a refreshing acidity and subtle tannins. Overall, this wine presents a harmonious combination of fruitiness and earthiness, making it a delightful choice for those who appreciate a well-rounded Cabernet Franc.

 

WINEMAKING

In general, the winemaking was the same as the 2018’s Mule Run, but the Stellenbosch terroir is the obvious differentiator in this vintage. The tannin structure of this vintage is much more integrated, yet bold and perfectly balanced. This is a serious food wine that will stand its own against many premium Cab Franc’s. Late harvested with ripe tannins, extended skin contact after fermentation and more than 24 months of French oak maturation has resulted in this master piece. Only 500L was bottled on its own.

 

TASTING VS DRINKING NOTE

A fusion of vibrant red currant, black cherry, and a touch of pomegranate for a lusciously fruity sensation. Subtle undertones of freshly cracked black pepper and a whisper of smokiness add complexity and depth to this enchanting wine. Silky smooth tannins glide effortlessly, while a hint of dark chocolate on the finish leaves a luxurious and indulgent impression. The wine can be stored for many years.

 

Alc 13.88%
TA 5.4g/L
RS 2.4g/L
pH 3.6
VA 0.73g/L