2022 Frankland Estate Cabernet Franc

Dusty, minerally Cabernet Franc from an icon of Western Australian organic winemaking.

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Winemakers Hunter and Elizabeth Smith source the grapes for this Cabernet Franc from their organically-farmed Isolation Ridge vineyard.

The gravelly soils here really bring out the best of Bordeaux varieties like Cab Franc, showing off its signature minerality and savouriness, backed up with plenty of plush fruit. Frankland Estate is known for crafting wines that straddle the border between the old world and the new, and this is no exception.

It sees ten months of ageing in old 500L oak casks, and is bottled unfiltered and unfined.

"A wonderful expression of Franc."
- 94 pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Organically grown and made, 100% Cabernet Franc. Bright vibrant red colour. Lifted aroma of redcurrants, purple lilac florals, rocky overtones, blueberries, savoury, hints of olive, chocolate flecks; an enticing rich nose, restrained, yet delicate. Delicate gravelly, fine tannins giving the wine some lovely length and drive, dense yet soft upfront, medium-weighted. Mulberries, plum-like flavours with a hint of leather, graphite and cherries. Made in a playful but serious style that suits a wide range of dishes or perfect on its own.

94 Points - "From 1988 plantings on Isolation Ridge, raised in 1500L foudre and 500l puncheons. Wonderful rosy perfume, dried cranberry, redcurrant, chocolate and spice, a slight gum leafiness. Medium-bodied, gravelly tannin, some dried herb and subtle earthiness, fine brick dust tannin, freshness in with the sweet red fruits, and a long firm finish, black olive in the aftertaste. A wonderful expression of Franc." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate are one of the leading producers in the Frankland River region of WA. Family owned and operated since 1988, their major focus is on certified organically grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker.

Their cool climate Rieslings are regarded as some of the best in the region and the country with several single vineyard releases that could be a contender for Australia's Best Riesling.

Frankland Estate is cutting a mean wave through the industry and picking up a lot of recognition in the process.

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