2015 UMAMU Estate Cabernet Franc

2015 UMAMU Estate Cabernet Franc

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94 points James Halliday 

90 points Huon Hooke 

Dear UMAMU family,

We are continuing to explore in our winemaking, and are excited to offer this 100% Margaret River Cabernet Franc. 

Single-parcel fruit, with vines planted in 2001. Our Margaret River Cabernet Franc is about perfume and delicacy. We approached it by having an open canopy all the growing season so the fruit received gentle dappled light, which assisted with the growth of supple tannins and fragrant berry perfumes. 

We harvested at moderate ripeness, then slightly split each berry before a 25°C ferment for 10 days. A gentle pressing, then to second use oak for 10 months. We chose the second use barrels as they were ideal for the feminine perfumes and delicate structure of the wine.

If you would like a combination of our wines that is not listed on our cart or for delivery outside Australia, please contact us on umamu@umamuestate.com

Cheers!

Reviews

James Halliday

94 points

"Good hue, although not especially deep; you can see why this cabernet franc wasn't blended, its elegant redcurrant and raspberry fruit enhanced by subtle French oak and savoury herbal and black olive." 

Huon Hooke

90 points

"Medium to deep red/purple colour with a tobacco-leafy, milky lactic bouquet, which has liberal vanilla and some development. The palate is light to medium-bodied and lean, slightly firm and sinewy, and falls away a little on the aftertaste. It's a lean, tobaccoey St Emilion-like style. Nice."

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Ruby red, dark plum.

Nose: Smokey, dusty with ripe blackberries. 

Palate: Red plum & ripe raspberry notes. Smooth palate with rounded tannins & generous length.

If you would like a combination of our wines that is not listed on our cart or for delivery outside Australia, please contact us on umamu@umamuestate.com. Thank you.