Airlie Bank Cabernet Franc 2016

Yarra Valley
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£15.50 per bottle
Only 2 in stock

James Halliday

Bright, clear crimson; full of pretty red fruits. It simply can't have been fermented with no pigeage for 10 days on skins then matured in used hogsheads - with no pigeage it would reach 2-3% alcohol intracellular fermentation and then cease all activity.

Tim Shand, Head Winemaker

‘Notes of Campari, red liquorice and boysenberry. On the palate – bright, fresh and bursting with juvenile charm’.

Taste & Aroma

Score:90

Bright, clear crimson; full of pretty red fruits. It simply can't have been fermented with no pigeage for 10 days on skins then matured in used hogsheads - with no pigeage it would reach 2-3% alcohol intracellular fermentation and then cease all activity.

James Halliday

Producer

Grown and crafted in Coldstream, the family owned vineyard and winery Punt Road make wines that reflect the surroundings of the Yarra Valley.

Punt Road Wines, Yarra Valley, Australia

Region

Located just east of Melbourne in Victoria and surrounding the Yarra River, Yarra Valley enjoys a mix of influences both mediterranean and continental with two main soil types including the bright red, fertile, volcanic soil found mainly around Seville. Yarra Valley has a climate slightly cooler than Bordeaux enabling a range of grapes from Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon and Semillon to Rhone varieties such as Shiraz, Mourvedre, Viognier and Roussanne, as well as many others. This enables a range of wine styles to be produced here evident with producers such as Yarra Yerring who create several outstanding Bordeaux and Rhone style blends. For their Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir, Hardys source fruit from both Tasmania and Yarra Valley, whilst Jamsheed focus on high quality Rhone varieties and Mayer produces highly complex Pinot Noir from whole bunch pressing.

Yarra Valley

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Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Especially good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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