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2016 'The Pom' Cabernet Franc

Cellar Door
$26.00
Club
$20.80
Varieties
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
13.4%
Bottle size
750 mL

Description

RRP: $32.00
CELLAR DOOR: $26.00
WINE CLUB: $20.80

Eyes

Cherry red with a youthful ruby hue.

Nose

Fragrant herbs, tomato & background French oak.

Mouth

A vibrant mouthful of tomato like fruit complemented by fresh basil notes, some mint, earth & cedar wood. Medium-bodied only but with a unique herbal fragrance & lingering bright tomato fruit flavours that invite immediate drinking. A great tomato sauce pasta match.

Winemaking Notes

Cabernet Franc is one of the parent grapes of the better known grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Carmenere. Cabernet Franc red wines are better known in the Loire Valley or the Pomerol area in the Bordeaux region of France, where it is most often blended with other red varieties. The Blue Pyrenees winemakers saw the signature varietal notes featuring in this wine from the warm 2016 vintage, & decided to keep it separate from the regular blending program, where it is known to add a lifted floral perfume. The wine was fermented for one week on skins in an open fermenter & pressed close to dryness before settling & racking to two & four year old French oak barriques for secondary fermentation & maturation for 16 months before fining & bottling in September 2017. The Pom found his nick-name from his fondness of pomegranite & an association with the Pomerol sub-region of Bordeaux in France.

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