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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Region:

South Africa

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Grape Variety:

Cabernet Franc

Breton, Cabernet Franc, 2019

6x75cl £150.00

2 cases, 1 bottle £25.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

One of the few straight Cabernet Francs in South Africa to reach critical acclaim, Breton is a blend of three Stellenbosch vineyards picked and vinified separately, blended just before bottling. The soils are comprised of decomposed granite and “koffieklip” – iron rich, brown/red soils. 50% whole bunch fermented and punched down just once a day, the wine was aged in used French oak for 10 months. The name is a reference to the old French name for Cabernet Franc, for it was in the Loire that Lukas decided he would establish his own project. On the label, “the silhouette of the woman symbolizes the elegance of Cabernet Franc and is emphasized again by the Percheron horse. This breed is always perceived as this rough brute of a horse but in my view is very elegant and in that way similar to Cabernet Franc to me - firm but with great elegance to it.” Black and red berry notes with a sappy herbal aromatic complexity and vivid, mouthwatering acidity. Juicy and tensile in profile, there is a strictness and freshness to the Loggerenberg wines in youth that stand them in good stead for the future. Moreish Franc!

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