Circumstance Cabernet Franc, Waterkloof
- Cabernet Franc
- This is a classic Cabernet Franc with hints of pencil shaving, tomato leaf and lovely red fruits.
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- South Africa
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- Organic & Bio-Dynamic
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- The Waterkloof estate was founded in 2004, ending Paul Boutinot's (of the epynomous importing business based in Gatley, Manchester!) persistent and uncompromising 10 year search for a vineyard site with the potential to produce truly fine wine with a defining sense of origin. Located on the south-facing slopes of Schapenberg Hill near Somerset in the Stellenbosch district of the Western Cape's Coastal Region, Waterkloof shares its magnificent Atlantic views with free-roaming peacocks and other natural fauna and flora attracted to this haven. Certified Biodynamic by Demeter in 2015, very quickly after deciding to pursue natural farming, their vineyards are of only a few in the Cape to boast official biodynamic approval and status. The estate has 56 hectares under vine and Tim Atkin's Cape Classification currently ranks Waterkloof as 5th Growth level
On the nose this is a classic Cabernet Franc with hints of pencil shaving, tomato leaf and lovely red fruits. The mouth feel is long, elegant with a memorable finish and weightless tannins. Cabernet Franc's liveliness makes it an excellent food wine.
- 'Aged in 225-litre oak, just 7% new. Deep crimson. Totally Cab Franc on the nose. Leafy, dark-red fruit, very Loire! Benchmark Cab Franc, with structure and energetic fruity freshness. Packed with fruit and pleasure. Straightforward but not simple. Still very young.' Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com
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