Ross Hill Pinnacle Series Cabernet Franc 2021


Always interesting to see grapes which seem so often condemned to an occasional cameo given star status and how they perform. This Cab Franc hails from the Griffin Road Vineyard in the Orange region. Natural fermentation takes place in a single open fermenter, followed by maturation in French barriques for thirteen months, one third new. There is surprising elegance here. The colour is a deep crimson. We have perfumes of red fruits with some leafy notes, spices, dry herbs, raspberries and cherries. There is a hint of oak, but it is well integrated into what is a seamless wine, with a seductive texture, mid-length, fine tannins and good focus. Still youthful, this has four to five years of pleasure ahead of it. A fine example of an elegant Cabernet Franc gone solo.