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2016 Crawford River Cabernet Franc

Henty, VIC

Follow up to the Thomson's smash hit initial Cabernet Franc release, and another wonderful red wine. Very limited.

$40.00

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About

About The Wine

This is only the third time that the Thomsons have ever bottled his Cabernet Franc as a unique wine.

Their outstanding vineyard in Henty produces glorious Cabernet Sauvignon, often the Cabernet Franc will be blended away as a component of their Cabernet Merlot blend.

But when the stars align and the fruit gets ripe, this wine is something rare and special. 

Extremely limited and extremely delicious. This is wonderful stuff from one of Victoria's most loved family wineries.

About The Producer

Crawford River is very much a family operation. The talented Thomson clan have been producing wine from their beautiful home vineyard since 1985.

The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc thrive on the estate, but it's Riesling that they are most famous for.

They produce a range of styles of varying ages that are outstanding. Many consider them as one of the country's premier producers of the noble variety.

These are wines of purity and elegance. Small-batch, family-owned, traditional winemaking and good, honest farming is at the core of everything Crawford River does.

Belinda and John Thomson
Belinda and John Thomson
Henty, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

De-stemmed only, the fruit was cold soaked for around 6 days with some carbonic maceration occurring prior to primary fermentation in open fermenters. 50% of the fruit was inoculated with neutral yeast, with the other 50% undergoing natural fermentation. Pressed to tank to begin malolactic fermentation before being racked to barrels of at least 1 year of age. Bottled September 2017.

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"This is the third time we have produced a straight Cabernet Franc and Belinda hopes to continue this in the years when the fruit is exceptional and plentiful. 2016 produced wines of great concentration on our estate and this is no exception. Black fruits - Morello cherry in particular - dominate the nose of this wine. Texturally taught and structurally quite firm, the palate shows dark chocolate and spice, before red fruit notes start to shine towards the finish. The natural acidity delineates this wine, giving a bright finish and terrific length." - Belinda Thomson, winemaker

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