2013 De Salis F: 49% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon - A cool start to the 2013-growing season followed good winter snow moving though a cool spring finishing with a long cool autumn. Individual parcels of de-stemmend whole berries were fermented separately in 1.5 tonne pigage pots with hand plunging and post ferment maceration. The 2013 De Salis 'F' spent 24 months in French barriques, with the first year in 40 % new oak. Racked from gross lees for the second year in old French oak. Blackcurrant, cocoa, blood plum skins, anise, briar,and cassis on the nose, the "F" has dark forest berries on a fine spicy mid-palate through to a fine savoury tannic finish. this wine will continue to develop for at least 10 years, gaining depth of colour and complexity of palate.
Approx 8.2 Standard Drinks
Unfined, unfiltered, minimal sulphites added