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2020 LW Adelaide Hills Cabernet Franc

2020 Adelaide Hills Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc… pretty, violets, fine tannins

Vineyard: Deanery Vineyard, Balhannah

Planted: 2018

Soil type: Sandy loam on Sandstone and soft red rock

Picking date: March 22, 2020

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destemmed retaining 50% whole berries with no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: French oak Barrique for 8 months, then stainless steel for 2 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.0%

pH: 3.7

TA: 6.5

SO2: 19F, 56T

Production: 25 dozen