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2022 Sunburn Cabernet Franc

2022 Sunburn Cabernet Franc

Regular price $30.00 NZD
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We’re really happy about this one! While in 2021 Sunburn was a very deep (almost red) rosé, the 2022 vintage is a light red and it may well be one of the best wines we've released. Last year we were offered a small parcel of Cabernet Franc from Maraekakaho, slightly inland from Bridge Pa and the Gimblett Gravels. Rather than a rosé, 2022 Sunburn is a light, bright, juicy carbonic red that weighs in at just 10.50% ABV (without feeling light or thin). It's packed with red currant and raspberry fruit, those lovely leafy / floral Cabernet Franc aromatics and a hint of cedar from the whole-bunch fermentation. 800 bottles made. 

"A lifted and fresh fruited bouquet suggesting plums and red currants, a fine light herb layer and gentle bubble-gum quality (that’s the carbonic process chatting). Dry, crisp, some layers of fine fruit tannins, plenty of acidity and freshness. Balanced and well made, drinking best now and through 2025."  - Cameron Douglas MS
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