Cabernet Franc, 2016, Circumstance, Stellenbosch
Rich red plums and cherries with that classic tomato leaf aroma that you get from Cabernet Franc.
Plush red fruit
About this wine
Cabernet Franc mightn't be the most widely known grape variety on the planet, but this one deserves to be on your radar. Elegant but approachable, it's an epic introduction to the versatility and quality that South Africa has to offer.
Although Cabernet Franc is a grape widely used and appreciated in Bordeaux, this particular wine hails from the sunny and picturesque region of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Coming from a warmer climate, you get this really ripe palate showing red plums, cherries and raspberries with a touch of tomato leaf - which is quintessential Cabernet Franc. I have always had a soft spot for Cab Franc and it's exactly that leafy, herbal note that makes me want to tuck into roast lamb. And when the sun is shining and it's warm out, I'm also a fan of popping a bottle in the fridge for 15 minutes to give it a refreshing chill - think, "Beaujolais, but badass".
This wine is also organic and vegan.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned winery that put quality, meticulous care for the vine and earth, and sustainability at the heart of everything they do.
Embracing organic and biodynamic practices, Waterkloof are champions for nature and the environment. With their vineyards situated on Schapenberg ("Sheep Mountain" in Afrikaans), Waterkloof have a 100 hectare property, of which 53 hectares are under vine and the rest is used to conserve the natural flora and fauna.