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The Islander Estate Vineyards

2019 Cabernet Franc

2019 Cabernet Franc

The Cabernet Franc grape varietal has a history that dates back to the 17th century in Jacques' native Bordeaux.  Cabernet Franc’s claim to fame is as one of the parent grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, the result of a crossing with sauvignon blanc in the 1700s.

Jacques has worked with Cab Franc as a supporting wine in Bordeaux blends his entire career.  On Kangaroo Island it takes centre stage, showing it's true potential as a single varietal.

This is our first release of Cab Franc in the varietal range - priced for everyday enjoyment.  The grapes are hand-picked, wild fermented in 400L French concrete tanks with 4 weeks on skin contact to extract maximising colur & body but retaining the elegant savoury fruit character.  

Rather than being dominated by classic capsicum & tomato leaf character, this wine expresses red fruit (cherries, raspberries, stewed cherries) on the palate.  Soft tannins come in mid-palate & carry through to an elegant finish.

New Release - everyday drinking Cabernet Franc
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SKU: 19CF
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Kangaroo Island
Alcohol %
13
James Halliday
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"An everyday version of the Flagship The Investigator Cabernet Franc. It's a deliciously settled wine that weaves together a range of red to crimson fruit notes, without the herbals & pungent leaves often seen in the cabernet class. Juicy & textured at the same time, exact delicate bitters & lightly cast tannins give this a touch of everyday class." 92/100 Halliday Wine Companion Mag June/July 2021