Powerful and fruit driven

Warwick Cabernet Franc 2014

Warwick Cabernet Franc 2014
  • WAR-102014
  • The dark ruby red colour alone expresses its whole strength
  • Intense bouquet of dark cherries and mocha
  • Full-flavoured barrique wine of a strong character
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

24.95  33.27 /l

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The Warwick Cabernet Franc shows its full strength in the glass already: a dark ruby red hints at...
The Warwick Cabernet Franc shows its full strength in the glass already: a dark ruby red hints at its strong aromas. An intense bouquet of dark cherries and mocha rises into the nose, supported by earthy and mineral tones. On the palate, its full rich body is revealed and defined clear fruit notes as well as soft juicy tannins can be detected. With a great mouth feel and a long finish, the Warwick Cabernet Franc will stay in your mind for a long time.

Awards

Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Robert Parker 90 Points, Tim Atkin 95 Points
Jg. 2013
5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Tim Atkin 93 Points
Jg. 2012
4.5 John Platter Stars, 6 Nations Wine Challenge Trophy, IWSC Silver Outstanding, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Robert Parker 90 Points

Goes With:

Name:
Warwick Cabernet Franc 2014
Article-No.:
WAR-102014
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Franc
Vintage:
2014
Winery:
Warwick
Importer:
CAPREO GmbH, D-46562, Voerde
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
24.95 € / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
2027
In the Cellar:
The wine matured in small French oak barrels for 22 months.
Appellation:
Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
Allergen:
Sulphite

Warwick with great Wines

With its excellent wines, Warwick is considered to be one of the best boutique wineries in South Africa. Due to the rather small cultivation area, the winemakers can completely focus on taking care of the vines and the resulting wines. The high quality and the great taste of the Trilogy or a First Lady red wine, but also of the Estate wines impressively show that Warwick was entirely right with the way they chose.

Warwick – from Supplier to Winery

In 1964, Stan Ratcliffe had finally ended his pursuit for the best terroir at the Cape and purchased the land where Warwick stands today. He first started out as a pure grape supplier, planted Cabernet Sauvignon and the very high quality of the grapes was highly sought after by other estates. This wasn’t enough for his wife Norma Ratcliffe and she started to study the production of wine. If you already have such great grapes, than it just seemed logical to create your own Warwick wine from South Africa with them. In 1984, the time had come and the ‘La Femme Bleu’, the Blue Lady, was the first wine they had created themselves. Two years later, the Warwick Trilogy was produced, a gorgeous Bordeaux blend which is the flagship of the winery today. Norma Ratcliffe was therefore one of the first women in the Winelands of South Africa and is considered to be the ‘First Lady’ of the South African wine world.

Warwick with ecological Cultivation

At the Warwick yard, the team of Norma Ratcliffe focuses on ecological cultivation in order to get the best from the grapes. This is why only a very limited pest control is taken into consideration at the estate so that nature can take its course as much as possible. Besides the high quality of the grapes, another point that is very important to Warwick is the soil condition. Only a so-called living soil has enough nutrients to optimally provide the vines with what they need. A constantly rising earthworm population is a good indication for the constant and probably even rising quality of the wines from Warwick!