• Jurassic Ridge

    Jurassic Ridge Cabernet Franc 2007
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    VARIETY and STYLE

    Single vineyard, unfined, cellar-aged Cabernet Franc

    WINEMAKER'S NOTE

    A richly coloured dark red wine with raspberry, cherry, floral violet and vanilla essence aromas. Medium to full-bodied, intense red berry fruit, with raspberries,cherries, and floral nuances (violets. lavender) and hints of dark chocolate on a softly drying fine tannin finish. Great by itself or with starters (eg olives, foccacia and humus) and a perfect match with lamb, game and spicey Asian dishes.

     

    Robert Ryan, 'The Ultimate Cure for Jetlag', London Sunday Times, 1 November 2009 - 'Jurassic Ridge.....(has) a Cabernet Franc single varietal that would club any Chinon you have ever tasted into submission.'

    Michael Cooper, Island of Wine, NZ Listener July 11 2009 -   **** '....... a buoyantly fruity red with raspberry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent ripeness and complexity. Drink now or cellar' 

    CELLARING

    Drinking very well now at Xmas 2016 with still some youth in the tannins!

    VINTAGE NOTE

    2007 proved to be a very good season with plenty of dry spells, cool marine winds and very little rain before harvest.The vines were in their fifth year and produced exceptional fruit. The hand-picked grapes were gently destemmed and pressed before being fermented in open-top fermenters with hand plunging,  After four rackings the wine was hand bottled on estate without fining. First release December 2009.

     

     

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