2017 Jade Moon Cabernet Franc Blend SOLD OUT
2017 Jade Moon Cabernet Franc Blend SOLD OUT


2017 Jade Moon Cabernet Franc Blend SOLD OUT

Single Bottle

No.1 Ranked 2017 Cabernet Franc in Australia (The Real Review, Huon Hooke)

"Not many winemakers around Australia have got their heads around cabernet franc. But when done right this is a grape variety that can be every bit as good as cabernet sauvignon, if in a more elegant style. This version, with 7% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon, is the complete package with its deep colour followed by a beautifully complex and fragrant bouquet – leaf, graphite and violets over a rich bed of blackberries. Dry and only mid weight but it displays a powerful core of dark yet subtle fruits with a surprisingly firm structure before a long and impressive finish. Oak is a little out there right now but give it five years and this wine will really sing."

97 points - Winepilot, Angus Hughson

“Deep, dense colour - red/purple and very brooding. Intense fruit aroma of blueberry, raspberry, rhubarb and a talcum powder high-note from oak. A trace of violet starting up. The wine is intense and concentrated, bold and bright if not really complex yet. Give it time. This is a bright, bouncy youngster with firm tannins which has yet to give of its best. It needs more time."*

96 points-Huon Hooke*

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Cabernet Franc 89%, Merlot 6% and Cabernet Sauvignon 5%

  • Vine to Wine
  • Tasting Notes
The growing season started with a record wet winter. Spring was great, resulting in a good even bud burst and flowering. A record hot January and early February 2017 resulted in an early start for chardonnay harvest in late February. The seasons rain and cool weather in early March combined with excellent dry conditions allowed the red varieties to start the harvest mid-April. Resulting in moderate crops and produced excellent quality fruit. Fruit was picked from Block 2 at Koomooloo, 28-year-old vines. Once crop thinned (3T per hectare), the fruit was handpicked and chilled overnight. Destemmed into open fermenter. Lightly plunged twice a day until spontaneous fermentation 4 days later, then irrigated with sprinkler twice a day until near completion of fermentation, then plunged for a further 14 days. The fruit was pressed gently only, then transferred to 75% new French oak barrels. Racked once during 18months when removed from barrel and then bottled.
"Deep, red colour, intense fruit, strong blackberry with very fine integrated oak aromas. Strong intense varietal flavours. Showing great complexity and balance of fruit flavours, spicy oak and firm tannins. A beautiful example of Cabernet Franc varietal. At least 20years of careful cellaring." PS
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