2020 Clearview Estate Reserve Cabernet Franc

There are very few Cabernet Franc in NZ, but Clearview have championed this variety

Elsewhere $55.00
$48.99

$46.99 on Case buys (12 bottles)

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Constellation Drive Superstore Medium

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Further Information

Brand Clearwater Estate
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2020
Country New Zealand

Description

There are very few Cabernet Franc in NZ, but Clearview have championed this variety, all though technically not 100% Cab Franc as it has a tiny amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, but we are not complaining. From their vineyards in Te Awanga, right next to the ocean, a site to behold, a little like this wine. Not made every year, but great to see and taste it again. Cab Franc has a gorgeous perfume and floral lift with vibrancy and energy and these characters have been brought to the forefront especially by their proximity to the cooling ocean breezes.

Smells

and elegant, floral perfume with plum, spice & berry aromas.

Tastes

a focused palate structure with sinewy strength, poise, and power throughout. Blackcurrant leaf, sour cherries, and cranberries flavours are intertwined with rosehip and tar notes. A chewy, crunchy wine with chalky tannins and a fresh acid vein. No rush to drink as will soften and open with 3-4 years in the bottle, or if you cannot wait, decant one hour before serving. It will partner well with a juicy ribeye.

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