Wine Waterkloof, Circumstance Cabernet Franc, 2018
One way to experience a lighter version of Cabernet Sauvignon, is with this wine from Waterkloof. While focusing on biodynamic and organic farming, this winery has managed to produce this exceptionally vibrant and fruity wine that delivers in all the best ways.
Red - A rich but elegant wine from a biodynamic and organic winery. The wine offers intense aromas of smoke and dark fruit.
Rich ruby colour. Cedar, spice, pepper and red fruit on the nose. Earthy leather developing into plum and ripe cherries, hints of smoke and tobacco. Medium-bodied, well balanced with a long finish and pairs very well with Asian cuisine. This Cabernet Franc is lighter than a regular Cabernet Sauvignon making it ideal for enjoyment in typical Vietnamese weather all year round.
Enjoyed best with Asian cuisine which includes beef, venison, lamb and poultry and pork.
South-west facing slopes, only 4 km from the Atlantic Ocean with soils of decomposed granite and medium-sized stones.
Aged for 23 months in used French oak barrels
Grapes are hand-picked, de-stemmed and sorted before going into wooden fermenters where alcohol fermentation takes place using naturally occurring yeasts from the chemical-free vineyards. Malolactic fermentation followed by 23 months ageing in French used oak.
Certified organic and biodynamic farming. 92 point score by acclaimed Wine critic, Tim Atkin. Classified as Vegan friendly.