Jurassic Ridge Cabernet Franc 2007


CELLAR RESERVE WINE

Cellar Door Sale or Cellar Club Members Only

Limited volumes. Available only at the Winery Cellar Door after tasting - or. as a Special Selection for Members of the Jurassic Ridge Cellar Club

*** Cellar Club Members Special Price $45.00

VARIETY and STYLE

Single vineyard, unfined, unfiltered, 'natural', rustic, cellar-aged, pure Cabernet Franc wine

WINEMAKER'S NOTE

A rustic, 'funky', robust, earthy, rich and smoky wine, with deep garnet hue raspberry and subtle spice on the nose, dark fruit, floral characters and dark chocolate on soft, fine tannins. Described as a 'stunning wine' by a recent (November 2014) illustrious cellar door visitor - a winemaker and viticulturist to famous estates in Europe and California.

CELLARING

Has developed very well with the long cellar-ageing considering the youthful vine age (4 years old) when this wine was made - so drinking well at January 2017 for those who like older, soft, ultra-natural and 'funky' wines for a change from very young, fruity wines.

Jurassic Ridge Cabernet Franc 2007

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Jurassic Ridge Cabernet Franc 2007

45.00

CELLAR RESERVE WINE

Cellar Door Sale or Cellar Club Members Only

Limited volumes. Available only at the Winery Cellar Door after tasting - or. as a Special Selection for Members of the Jurassic Ridge Cellar Club

*** Cellar Club Members Special Price $45.00

VARIETY and STYLE

Single vineyard, unfined, unfiltered, 'natural', rustic, cellar-aged, pure Cabernet Franc wine

WINEMAKER'S NOTE

A rustic, 'funky', robust, earthy, rich and smoky wine, with deep garnet hue raspberry and subtle spice on the nose, dark fruit, floral characters and dark chocolate on soft, fine tannins. Described as a 'stunning wine' by a recent (November 2014) illustrious cellar door visitor - a winemaker and viticulturist to famous estates in Europe and California.

CELLARING

Has developed very well with the long cellar-ageing considering the youthful vine age (4 years old) when this wine was made - so drinking well at January 2017 for those who like older, soft, ultra-natural and 'funky' wines for a change from very young, fruity wines.

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VITICULTURE

The grapes were grown at the home vineyard of Jurassic Ridge, Church Bay (Hangaura) on the West end of Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. High quality chateau-selection vines (clones 314 and 326), originally sourced from Bordeaux and grafted onto phylloxera-resistant rootstock (101-14),hand-planted with close spacing and low fruiting wires for maximum warmth in our North facing block 80m above sea level, into well-drained iron-rich clay soils with volcanic ash and magnesium nodules, over deep clay and 155 million year old weathered-greywacke sedimentary basement. The vines were in their fourth year and cropped at 6t/ha. New Zealand Wine Growers Nil Residue Spray Programme (NZ Wine Growers Export Wine Schedule compliant).


VINIFICATION


The fruit was selectively hand-picked in the cool of the early morning, destemmed and lightly crushed within 30 minutes of harvesting and fermented in small batches in 900 L and 1500 L open-top fermenters with gentle hand plunging, followed by a 10 day maceration before the free-run wine was run to barrel. A small proportion of light press wine was included. Elevage at 15 degrees C with 30% new medium toast French oak. After four rackings the wine was bottled without fining. Released January 2009.


VINTAGE NOTE


2006 proved to be a good season with plenty of dry spells, cool marine winds and very little rain before harvest.

TECHNICAL DATA


<table class="tec_data">
<tr>
<td class="first_column">Harvest Date: </td>
<td>25 March 2006</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="first_column">Bottled: </td>
<td>24 November 2007</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="first_column">Viticulturists:</td>
<td>Lance Blumhardt and Luciana Pelosi</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="first_column">Winemaker: </td>
<td>Lance Blumhardt</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="first_column">Brix at harvest:</td>
<td>25 degrees</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="first_column">Alcohol (% vol): </td>
<td>14%/vol</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="first_column">pH: </td>
<td> 3.65</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="first_column">TA (g/L): </td>
<td>6.1</td>
</tr>
</table>

PACKAGING


Premium Punted Bordeaux; antique green glass; Diam technical cork; 6x2 laydown carton with two moulded liners or by request traditional Jurassic Ridge-branded wooden 6-bottle dispatch box


CERTIFICATION


Waiheke Winegrowers Association (WWA) Certified 100% Sustainably Waiheke Grown Grapes.
Limited quantities remain only at Cellar Door tastings or, for Cellar Club Members at specific request with orders.
Not available for Trade enquiries.