Camino Africana Cabernet Franc 2013 - Stellenbosch
Classic, almost European style flavours of herbaceous and mineral notes mingled with red berries and spicy oak. An outstanding Cab Franc-iron-tight, sleek yet with immense robust power and gorgeous grace.
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This wine is made from 100% Cabernet Franc planted on an old seabed in the Helderberg Basin. The soils are reminiscent of the Graves region in Bordeaux, allowing the potential to make a great wine from these vineyards that are threatened by Urban encroachment. This is a fantastic example of what potential there truly exists for Cabernet Franc in the Helderberg area of Stellenbosch when the right variety is fitted into the perfect site and terroir. The 5 tons Cab Franc grapes were carefully sorted and crushed whole berry into a 5 ton fermenter. After 3 days cold soak and allowing spontaneous fermentation to take place, pump-overs occurred 3 times per day for 14 days. 10 days post ferment maceration was followed by a soft press and further 18 months maturation in New 300 litre Allier Hogshead barrels. Bottled with minimal filtration and no fining to maintain the wines fine structure.