Franc for the Fringe 2021
Vines were spur pruned. The grapes were machine harvested. This wine was shallow fermented, aged on lees for 18 months in 500 litre French oak puncheons. Unfiltered and unfined.
Vintage 2021 - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
(06/05/2022 at 10:24 AM)
Raspberry and dried flowers, distinct peppery/dusty spice character, a little new leather. It’s medium-bodied, fresh raspberry and white pepper, a subtle cocoa flavour, fine dusty feeling tannin, cranberry freshness to acidity, and a spicy gently earthy finish of excellent length. A lovely wine. So much charm and personality. 93 pts
Vintage 2021 - Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
(27/07/2022 at 10:19 AM)
Fell in love with this cabernet franc from the first sniff. The fruit is off what are now old vines in the Isolation Ridge vineyard, some of the fruit from which finds its way into Olmo’s Reward. It’s made as an early drinking approachable style with fruit the fundamental base. The oak influence is minimal but designed to assist in building texture and subtle poise. Minimal handling at bottling approach – unfined and unfiltered with very little sulphur added. You could find yourself drinking a bit of this 91 pts