Geographica Thoreau Cabernet Franc 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Western Cape
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‘Named in honour of 19th century American naturalist and author Henry David Thoreau. Grapes from the western slopes of Klapmuts. 20% whole-bunch fermentation. Fermented and matured for 16 months, 80% in French oak and 20% in terracotta. The nose shows cranberry, cherry, cassis and rose plus a subtle and attractive grassy quality. The palate has good weight and texture – succulent fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins, the finish long and dry. At 13.75% aclohol, it’s pretty much pitch perfect – neither under- or overdone.’ – Christian Eedes,, 94/100

‘Transparent crimson. Very fragrant nose suggests the wine is quite light-bodied…? Very pure varietal expression with no obvious oak. This would be a good teaching aid. Just the right side of meagre! Palate is quite sweet. 2022-2027’ – Jancis Robinson,, 16/20

‘Intense youthful purple robe with gradation to vivacious ruby rim. The nose has lifted floral perfumed dark fruit, incense, exotic spice and a herbal, garigue aroma. Still brooding and closed, the nose promises extensive maturation potential. On the palate the wine is lively and energetic with plum, berry and blackcurrant flavours bolstered by a very fine linear tannic structure, crystalline acidity and a crushed mineral coating. The palate is textured and long, lacy and intricate with an elegant and restrained power.’ – Winemaker

More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 13.75%
Blend information 100% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Franc
Rating CE 94
Technical analysis RS: 1.8 g/l | TA: 5.9 g/l PH: 3.45
Producer information Chris Williams, winemaker, along with friend and co-owner, James Reid, started The Foundry in 2001. They started off using Joostenburg winery for their first vintage and have come a long way since – gaining numerous accolades and awards for their wines. Their wines are site specific, terroir defined wines, with the aim of producing wines that both Chris and James enjoy drinking. Chris is also the cellarmaster at Meerlust where he also vinifies The Foundry wines.
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