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Origin & Awards
Origin: Barossa Valley, Australia
Maker: David Franz
Grape: Merlot Blend
Fermentation: Vegan Slight Wood
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Yakitori, Roast duck, Pandan chicken
Western Food Pairing: Pair with mushroom and truffle pastas, gratin dauphinois, grilled meats or game.
David Franz Plane Turning Right 2016
David Franz Plane Turning Right 2016 is an intertwining muthafunkylicious bottle of just plain YUM! Grape varietals: 60% Merlot, 21% Petit Verdot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Malbec.
Vermillion colour. A bouquet of red cherries and juicy plums, trailing aromas of tobacco, leather, cedar and a hint of smoke. Very drinkable red with fine tannins. Flavours on the palate branch out from a cherry and plum core to include cassis, strawberry liquorice, blackberry and chocolate. Gentle but super long finish.
The name of this 'Bordeaux blend', Plane Turning Right, is a nod to the right bank of Bordeaux where blends are dominated by Merlot. 60% Merlot from the David Franz home block, 21% Petit Verdot grown by Bernie Kaeding and Sam Kurtz on their edge of Moppa block, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon from the David Franz Horse Paddock block, and 7% Malbec from John Lienert’s Gommersol block.
Ageing in oak hogsheads, the wine has a gorgeous finesse to it. No fining or filtration.
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