2015 De Salis ‘F’: 41% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon;
Individual parcels of de-stemmed whole berries were fermented separately in 1.5 tonne pigage pots with hand plunging and post ferment maceration. The 2015 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.
Crimson, in colour. Red currants, in dark chocolate and roasted fennel seed on the nose. Savoury forest floor and a fine stalkiness lead to palate filling tannin and a long soft finish.
This wine shall cellar well for 10 + years.