Hickinbotham The Nest Cab Franc 2021 Hickinbotham The Nest Cab Franc 2021

2021 The Nest Cabernet Franc *

A pure Cabernet Franc, it expresses true varietal characteristics of red currant, red berry and leafy, bracken notes. The palate has a compact style with finely compressed tannins that create a smooth, almost polished texture. The enduring freshness, intensity and elegance of this wine are the defining characters.



A favourable growing season, with good winter rains, a mild flowering and fruit set period and continued spring rainfall. Vines showed good balance of shoot vigour and moderate berry size. The ripening period that began late January was very cool, with some welcome rainfall in mid-February. The cold nights and mild sunny days in March slowed sugar accumulation, resulting in excellent fruit ripeness and intensity.

The 2021 Nest Cabernet Franc expresses a great balance of red and dark aromatics, pomegranate, pecan, anise, dragon fruit and le pain grillé. 

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