2023 Oakdene Cabernet Franc
2023 Oakdene Cabernet Franc
Wine Club Price - $27.00
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SKU: 2023 Oakdene Cabernet Franc

Deep ruby in colour

Complex aromas of red currants, lilac florals, leafy notes and coffee grinds.

Light to medium bodied, bright red and blue fruit, dried flowers and leafy undertones. Fine tannin, and lifted acidity add texture, freshness and length to the palate.

Fruit was destemmed, crushed then soaked for 5 days prior to fermentation using wild yeast in small open vats peaking at 28 degrees with 7 days maceration on skins post ferment. Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation, and matured in new and seasoned French oak barriques for 12 months.  Bottled in February 2024.

Drink now or cellar for 4 to 8 years.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Franc
Bellarine Peninsula
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Inspired by the red wines of Bordeaux, this vineyard blend changes to reflect each vintage and to preserve our housestyle. Merlot 63%, Cabernet Franc 23% and Cabernet Sauvignon 14%. Mid ruby in colour. Complex aromas of aromas of blood plum, lilac florals, red currant, rose water and cedar oak. Mid-weighted palate dominated by juicy red and black fruit notes and a refreshing tobacco leaf edge. Balanced by a firm but fine tannin backbone, fresh acidity, and elegant, classic, bright red fruit characters. Co-fermented using wild yeast and matured in new (30%) and seasoned French oak barriques for 16 months. Enjoy now with food or cellar for 5 to 12 years.
Vineyard Notes
Vines Planted, 2008 2.4 tonnes per acre Blend & Clones 63% Merlot Q45-14, 8R 23% Cabernet Franc 1334 14% Cabernet Sauvignon CW44 Yield Case Production, 835 cases