2021 Harrison Vento Do Mar Cabernet Franc

McLaren Vale, SA

Brilliant fresh example of McLaren Vale Cabernet Franc, aromatic, soft and joyfully juicy.



Easy, lovely, fun times drink with a bit more going on.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Absurdly pleasure-inducing, ultra-vibrant Cabernet Franc from Riley Harrison, a world away from traditional heavy McLaren reds.

Sourced from a cool, breezy spot in Blewitt Springs, made with 10% carbonic maceration for that Beaujolais-esque twist.

It's both softly plush and fine-tuned, and bursts with ripe red fruits and wild herbs. There is a delicate tannic finish to aid digestion.

Sensational modern wine from a rising Vale vigneron.

About Harrison Wines

Riley Harrison has been making wines in South Australia for a few years now, mostly under the banner of much-loved cult label Samuel's Gorge.

With a background in viticulture but a growing love for the art of winemaking, he's a talent on the rise. "It's the complex interaction of science, creativity and environment in a bid to generate flavour, that I find intoxicating." - Riley Harrison

Harrison Wines is his pet project where he gets to tinker with some small batches of fruit from good growers around the state.

These are fresh, contemporary expressions of single varieties that put drinkability at a premium. Great packaging, great juice and great value to boot.

Winemaker Riley Harrison
Winemaker Riley Harrison
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Cabernet franc from 50 year old vines in Blewitt Springs. Deep sandy soils beneath, clear blue skies above. 10% carbonic maceration and 90% whole berry ferment.

Intoxicating perfume of crushed violets, caraway seed and ripe red cherry. The palate exhibits a buoyant energy; lively blue fruit, a sheath of powdery tannin and mouth-watering acidity providing the matrix.

A wine that speaks so very beautifully of variety and place.

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Riley on the taste test
Riley on the taste test
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Herbal, choc-mint notes, raspberry coulis and blackcurrants. Lively, fresh, juicy, feels bouncy and sweet-hearted but delivers a huge sense of freshness too. Crunch and dry chomp, good length, vitality in spades. Easy, lovely, fun times drink with a bit more going on." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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