Cyriel Cabernet Franc

R495.00

R495.00

Following the family name, this Cabernet Franc is full of character and tends to soften with age, revealing its true personality.

2022 – 91 Points by Tim Atkin
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STICK TO SIX

To protect our bottles and minimise wastage on packaging, our wines are shipped in boxes of 6. You can make up your own mixed case/s using any combination of our wines, as long as the final total is a multiple of 6.

WINEMAKER’S NOTE

The cool conditions during ripening, derived from the South Atlantic Ocean, makes this not only a spectacularly beautiful site but also ideal for noble varietals such as Cabernet Franc. Picked at optimal ripeness, minimum interference by the winemaker gave the wine the opportunity to reflect its terroir in a true and honest way. The 2021 – 2022 growing season will be recorded as having one of the longest periods between berry setting and harvest. The cool and wet winter months allowed a deep dormancy phase and resulted in higher yields. It was followed by an unusually wet spring, leaving the berries more time to ripen up. Summer only really started in January and brought us warm and dry conditions. This was perfect to allow healthy ripening, but it also resulted in a lower acid vintage. To mitigate this, certain blocks were picked earlier as to keep natural acidity in the wines. All in all an excellent growing year, showing a beautiful character and flavour in the grapes.