Carmelita Cabernet Franc 2014 is deep ruby red in colour. The bouquet displays intense aromas of roasted pepper, red berries and spicy notes like black pepper. Sweet and smooth on the palate, this full bodied wine has ripe, round tannins and an elegant and long finish.
Production: 600 bottles
Yield: 1.9 tonnes per acre
Winemaking: 4 day cold maceration; 5 day post-fermentation maceration; 24 day total maceration period. 8 day primary fermentation performed in a small tank (average temperature 26 - 29°C). Malolactic fermentation in barrel ended in September 2014.
Maturation: 18 months in Boutes French oak (50% new)
Bottling: Bottled on the 18th November 2015. Unfiltered to ensure aromatic integrity. The wine will show deposits after cellaring - decanting an hour before drinking is recommended.