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Springbok Company

Ridgeback Cabernet Franc 2019

5/5

$42.00 $29.40

15 in stock

15 in stock

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Upfront blackcurrant with hints of green peppercorn and black olive cradled by elegant ripe tannins and oak spice on the long mineral finish.

Cultivar: Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 14.5% Vol
Total acid 5.9 g/l
pH 3.8
Residual sugar 2.5 g/l

The award winning north south facing vineyard used for this wine is grown in deep oakleaf soil and the shoots are vertically positioned. The vineyard is irrigated according to soil moisture availability schedules. Leaf plucking in the bunch zone and meticulous detail to the removal of any green berries enable efficient sunlight penetration into the canopy ensuring ripe tannins and optimal berry flavour at harvest.

The selected bunches were destemmed onto the sorting table with moderate crushing retaining a whole berry component of 30% in the fermenter. Great care was taken to remove all stalks. The mash was then cold soaked over night for maximum colour extraction.
Fermentation, using a specific commercial yeast strain, was done in stainless steel fermenters at 24-28° Celsius and the ferment lasted 6 days. Gentle pump overs were applied 3-4 times daily to extract flavours and tannins for structure. Delestage further aided soft tannin extraction. The mash was pressed immediately after fermentation was complete. The wine was then gravity feed to 225l barrels for malolactic fermentation.
Maturation is 33% new,44% second filled and 23% third filled French oak barrels lasted for 15 months and the wine was then lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Food Pairing

The complexity of Cabernet Franc is ideal paired with game birds such as duck or quail and would do equally well served with veal.

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Upfront blackcurrant with hints of green peppercorn and black olive cradled by elegant ripe tannins and oak spice on the long mineral finish.

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