Cabernet Franc 2009

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A medium bodied structure with fine long grained tannins. Concentrated flavours add to the wine's overall complexity. This wine is ready to drink now, but will benefit with extended careful cellaring.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
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Hastwell & Lightfoot:
Hastwell & Lightfoot is a partnership of old friends Mark & Wendy Hastwell and Martin & Jill Lightfoot. Happily after 21 years in business together, we are still old friends. The vineyard started back in late 1987 with the observation, "there has got to be something better to do than work in an office for the rest of your life". We found there was. In May '88 we bought our first property on ... Read more
Hastwell & Lightfoot is a partnership of old friends Mark & Wendy Hastwell and Martin & Jill Lightfoot. Happily after 21 years in business together, we are still old friends. The vineyard started back in late 1987 with the observation, "there has got to be something better to do than work in an office for the rest of your life". We found there was. In May '88 we bought our first property on the beautiful northern slopes of McLaren Vale. This purchase was 22 acres and vineyardless because the original vineyard had been pulled out in the famous vine pull of 1982. With the aid of the best viticultural advisor for miles around, Geoff Hardy, we started learning the job. By November '88 we had gone from a bare paddock to a 13 acre planted, trellised and irrigated vineyard. In 1989, as luck would have it, a 40 acre property became available 100 meters further up the hill. It was meant for us, so we started the process all over again, ut this time with enough knowledge to know to develop it in small parcels! We have now completed the project and are proud of our 43 acres of vineyard planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Barbera, Chardonnay and Viognier. Our wine development started fairly close on the heels of the vineyard development. Initially, it was us wanting to drink some wine made with our own grapes and that was back in 1990 when our total crop was 3/4 tonne of Cabernet Sauvignon. In the process of drinking this wine, which by the way still tastes very good, we realised there was a more important issue than just our pleasure. Our own wine gave us the opportunity to see just how good our fruit is and therefore, whether our vineyard practises are correct. From that point on we became serious about our fruit and the wines that they make. Read less

A medium bodied structure with fine long grained tannins. Concentrated flavours add to the wine's overall complexity. This wine is ready to drink now, but will benefit with extended careful cellaring.

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