Hogan ‘Mirror for the Sun’ Cabernet Franc 2019 Case
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THIS CASE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING
6 x 750ml Hogan ‘Mirror for the Sun’ Cabernet Franc 2019
100% Cabernet Franc
VINIFICATION & VITICULTURAL DETAILS
The Cabernet Franc grapes are sourced from 10-year-old, trellised vines from the lower Helderberg on granitic soils. The vineyard is 2km from the coast. The maritime effect is most favourable, especially in the hot February-March months in Stellenbosch. Leaf removal in the bunch zone (during November/December) is an important practice in this vineyard to let enough sun in to prevent vegetal
The grapes were picked on 5 March 2019. They were sorted and crushed (no whole bunch). Spontaneous fermentation took place in open top fermenters
with very soft handling during fermentation, only two punch downs per day. The wine was matured in 225L older French oak barrel, and was only racked once, in June after malolactic fermentation. The wine was sent thorough a rough filter before bottling in January 2019.
TA: 5.9 g/l
RS: 1.5 g/l
- Tim Atkin South Africa 2020 Special report: September 2020 Rating: 93/100
- Winemag.co.za Christian Eedes October 2021 Rating: 90/100
- 2021 Platter’s Guide: 93 points (4.5 stars)
- SA Cabernet Franc Challenge April 2021: Gold
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