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NOTES: Plum Strawberry, Raspberry Capsicum Pepper Dried Fruit
BODY: Medium +
TANNIN: Medium +
ORIGIN: Western Australia (Margaret River, Swan Valley & More), Australia
- Cabernet Franc
FERMENTATION: Steel Only
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Sio ba, Roast duck, Beef noodle, bacon wrapped mushroom skewers
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Duck confit, Herb Roasted pork loin crackling, meatball marinara
L.A.S. Vino Cabernet Franc
L.A.S. Vino Franco Cabernet Franc 2018 is an excellent expression of a more delicate style Cabernet Franc from Margaret River.
It's a painstaking process to get this wine to bottle. The fruit was hand picked and placed into small 10kg buckets and chilled overnight; prior to being bunch sorted by hand followed by individual berry sorting by hand. The fruit was fermented as whole berries with no crushing. There was minimal extractive work on the wine, doing a light pump over once a day.
The fruit is then sent to clay amphora to ferment with a small portion fermented as whole berries in the pots to give a little more structure to the finished wine. The wine was pressed to amphora and a small portion (15%) was left to mature with whole berries, seeds and skins for 10 months giving the wine an additional element of depth and complexity. No fining (vegan friendly), and a light filtration at bottling.
It's fresh, fragrant and super slippery to drink. Great perfume, great mouthfeel. The perfect description is: A dark palate of mulberry and black cherry with a touch of forest floor. Great package here from the Margaret River young gun.
The small patch of Cabernet franc was planted in 1997 (21 years old) and faces south west towards a large dam.The vineyard and fruit are a metaphor. You can only reap the rewards of the fruit once you have earned it, once you have been tried, once you have grown. You can create something beautiful from something bare only with determination, toil and little bit of creativity. This wine is an expression of those characteristics. Although you may need a glass of wine to open up, this wine needs time and a little air to show her true character. It has been in an egg (literally a ceramic egg) its entire life and needs time to adapt to the new world in which it finds itself. If you give it time, it will give you the universe, so please decanter prior to drinking. This wine will age for 10-20 years. A wine made for spending hours talking, reading, playing cards listening to music, and looking endlessly out the window.