Burrowing Owl Cabernet Franc 750ml
Bright and intense aromas of ripe plums, crushed raspberries, milk chocolate, orange zest and violets. The palate is medium to full-bodied and lush - showing the richer side of this variety - with brambly mixed berries, chocolate, white pepper, clove and a varietal dried herbal note that adds a savoury complexity. The balanced acidity and dusty tannins give structure and linger on a long, complex finish. This intense and ripe Cabernet Franc is well suited to braised venison or rosemary-studded leg of lamb.
The grapes were hand picked towards the end of October, 2011 from different parcels on Burrowing Owl Estate vineyards. The grapes were hand sorted, gently de-stemmed and slightly crushed. Gravity dropped into our tanks and left to heat on its own to 17 degrees Celsius prior to inoculation with our select yeast strains. The wine was fermented on skins for an average 20 days. Approximately 10 days of post fermentation maceration, to enhance the structure and refine the tannins, prior to draining and press of the skins. The wine received 18 months of oak barrel exposure with periodic rackings