Jamsheed Harem Ma Petite Francine Cabernet Franc 2016Jamsheed
Origin: Yarra Valley, Australia
Grapes: Cabernet Franc (100%)
Fruitiness, freshness, ease of drinking, a sloshy-bright texture and a gulpable feel. Locked and loaded... Great drinking. - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
Ma Petite Francine is a brilliant, ‘nouveau’ take on a single vineyard Cabernet Franc.
Sourced from the Coldstream Hills region in the Yarra Valley, Francine is made in a super approachable, drink now style. The fruit receives 100% carbonic maceration (a technique most famously utilised in Beaujolais whereby the majority of the juice is fermented whilst still inside the skins) and is 100% whole bunch pressed. This works perfectly with the high-toned aromatics of Cab Franc, accentuating the herbal, funky characters alongside the perky fruit.
Gary says it's the best version of Francine he's made to date. In the end, the wine just screams ‘drink me’. Funky enough to thrill the true wine geeks out there and novices alike. Francine ticks a lot of boxes and is a great intro into Gary’s range. Enjoy.
A single vineyard Yarra Valley Cabernet Franc, made as a full carbonic maceration 100% whole bunch ferment with indigenous yeasts and no additions other than a small amount of sulphur dioxide at picking and bottling. The wine is left in barrel for 4 months only before being bottled unfiltered and unfined.