Selection Massale Cabernet Franc, Marlborough

Regular price $28.00

Tasting note
An intensely rich and flavoursome Cabernet Franc with an incredibly dark garnet colour. Deep, bold purple-spectrum fruit of blackberry, boysenberry with ripe notes of black pepper and Dutch baking spices. The palate is soft and plush and the finish is long, savoury and every-lasting. A wine with ripeness, palate weight, concentration and purity. 

Vintage and viticulture
The fruit was sourced across the Orchard Vineyard in Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. Certified organic (BioGro 4892). Soils are mostly ancient alluvial riverbed with wind-blown loess and some clay. Mass selection of clones, the season was a brilliant one made challenging only by intermittent rainfall right around harvest time, however the quality and condition of the fruit allowed for additional hangtime to achieve perfect physiological ripening without any loss of acidity. 

Selection Massale is the French term used to describe the traditional method of vineyard propagation and involves making a selection of particular vines within an established vineyard and using this as the genetic stock to plant a new one.

For the 2023 vintage winemaker Dan Gillett secured a BioGro certified organic vineyard in Marlborough with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Noir, and will supplement that with smaller volumes of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot and Malbec from other certified growers. 

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