No.17 Merlot Cabernet Franc



The No.17 Merlot Cabernet Franc is a beautifully composed wine balancing fruit and savouriness.  The nose is dominated by dark berry fruits with undertones of dried herbs.  The palate is dense yet refined showing beautiful berry fruits and earthy notes.  No.17 is persistent and finishes with supple fruit tannins.

Winemaking Notes
• Hand harvested and hand sorted
• 67 % Cabernet, 26% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot
• Fermented separately with indigenous yeast
• Cap management with rack and returns, aerative pump over and plunging.
• Malolactic in spring
• 13 months maturation in French oak barriques
• 15% New oak

Winemakers Tasting Notes
The No17 is dark garnet red. It has a lifted bouquet; violets and black cherry. A generous palate with luscious dark berry fruits framed by soft supple tannins, giving the wine line and length. Savoury characteristics of chocolate and clove with undertones of dried herbs.

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