The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2016 CABERNET FRANC, Chamonix. Franschhoek, South Africa
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: Franschhoek is a great town for tourists but has only recently started making excellent wine, as producers look beyond the valley floor to the less fertile hillsides. This wine comes from vineyards at 350-400m altitude. (Much of the stuff made from the low-lying areas that one sees from the road is really very ordinary).
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc, matured for 18 months in French oak (only a tiny proportion of new oak)
Producer: Standards of excellence were set here by Gottfried Mocke, a very talented winemaker at Chamonix (now moved on to Boekenhoutskloof) who took the brand from average to excellent in a very short time. Chamonix was the SA winery of the year in the important 'John Platter Guide' for 2013.
Old Bridge Rating: Exciting example of fresh, lively Cabernet Franc - not heavy or powerful at all
£19.95 per bottle
£18.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£17.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discount on mixed cases of 6.
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.