2017 Terrason Cabernet Franc

Yarra Valley, VIC

Cracking Cab Franc from this exciting new Victorian-based producer.


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I loved drinking it from hello.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

With the wealth of experience gained winemaking in France, there's an Old-World feel in the wines of Terrason.

These wines are pure, unfettered, and absolutely beautiful to drink.

This Cabernet Franc comes from a 40-year-old vineyard in the Coldstream sub-region of the Yarra Valley. The winemaker wants to see all the lively aromatics of the variety without any 'green' characters coming through in the mouth. The quest for a juicy, medium-bodied lunch time Cab Franc style has been nailed here by the Terrason team.

It's lithe and slippery and prompted Mike Bennie to label it, "Delicious, delicious drinking."

Winemaker Marc Lunt
Winemaker Marc Lunt
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Traditionally made Cabernet Franc from 40 year old vines in Coldstream in the Yarra Valley. Hand picked, de-stemmed, natural fermentation spending around 21 days in the cuve, pressed to old puncheons (500l) spending eleven months on lees until preparation for bottling. The wine was un-fined and un-filtered. It's from a cooler year, i want to see classic CF aromatics with even a touch of leaf and spice. I am not looking for any green to come through on the palate though.

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"I don’t know what’s in the water in the Terrason household but there seems to be something enhancing their wine powers. Not only brilliant wines under their import arm from outstanding, artisan, natural wine producers Domaine les Faverelles (Burgundy), Domaine de la Renardiere (Jura) and Domaine G&C Wicky (Jura), but their own tight range of gamay, aligote, pinot noir and this, a cabernet franc, have been compelling and well priced. This cabernet franc comes from Coldstream parish of Yarra Valley. I loved drinking it from hello. You get a medium bodied, concentrated but fresh feeling red of classic leafiness, plummy fruit, violet floral character, but it feels like there’s more going on here. Lift of spice, brambles, a pepper note, cool acidity, is that black olive in brine (?), a light botanical-amaro lilt, all of these things lend extra detail in bouquet and palate. Tannins are sleek but tighten, gently, though they feel more like extension leads for the succulent, dark fruit and herbal slipperiness that features in the wine. Delicious, delicious drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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