Amani Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Camen Stevens
Main Variety : Cabernet Franc
Alcohol : 14.47 %vol
pH : 3.23
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.8 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.06 g/l
SO2 : 95 mg/l
Free SO2 : 35 mg/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
This CabFranc/Merlot 2006 shows a lot of spiced orange dark chocolate blended with smoky fried capsicum, licorice and black currant flavors. The palate is full and ripe with elegant tannin structure. The mid palate shows a vanilla sweetness combined with spicy pepper tones and fried capsicum. The wine ends with a citrus lime linger.
Blend Information
46% Cabernet Franc, 46% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestions
Rack of lamb, warthog, filets of beef with demiglace. Sauces with chocolate, mint and dark berry flavours. Duck, goose, and turkey could also be a great accompaniment.
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraai Road , Stellenbosch.
Soil Type:Fernwood and Longlands.
Vineyard Info: Hand picked 24 - 24.5°B from 7 year old vines. Yield= 6 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
After a stringent berry sorting the berries were transferred to stainless steel tanks. Both varietals were vinified separately. The Cabernet Franc was inoculated and fermented in open stainless steel vessels and the Merlot underwent a natural ferment. BOth wines were aerated 3-4 times a day for color and flavor extraction. The wine underwent spontaneous fermentation in barrel.

Maturation: The wines spent 12 months 28% new French oak.

Other Vintages
Amani Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2010 Camen Stevens Cabernet Franc
Amani Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2009 SOLD OUT Camen Stevens Cabernet Franc
Amani Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2008 Camen Stevens Cabernet Franc
Amani Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2007 Camen Stevens Cabernet Franc
Amani Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2006 Camen Stevens Cabernet Franc
Amani Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2003 Danelle van Rensburg Cabernet Franc

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