The 3rd year of drought in the Western Cape, this being very noticeable in the natural mountain vegetation and low dam levels. Low winter rains but followed by near perfect growing conditions, moderate temperatures and lack of heat waves during harvest. Vineyards remained very healthy and produced lovely bunches, smaller than usual berries giving great concentration. Wines are extremely classical in style, with tight tannin structures and lovely acidities. Reds are going to be great talking points in the future.
Very characteristic aromatics of Cabernet Franc. Crunchy young red berry fruit, pencil lead, graphite and soft earthy and leafy notes. The palate is very refined and elegant but holds lovely dry tannins without being aggressive. A lovely light and elegant expression of Cabernet Franc grown on the Helderberg mountain.
Planted on Waterford Estate on the Helderberg Mountain