The Wine: A wine for maturation and enjoyment when the time is truly ripe for the reward. This wine signifies something truly special to me as a winemaker and is part of my journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, “The African Way”.
Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc
Winemaker: David Finlayson
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
At a Glance: ABV:14.9 %vol RS :2.8 g/l PH :3.52 TA : 6.2 g/l
TYPE : Red STYLE : Dry BODY : Medium CLOSURE : Cork
In the Vineyard: Soil Type: Deep white pebble, seabed alluvial soils in Somerset West
In the cellar:The 5 tons Cab Franc grapes were carefully sorted and crushed whole berry into a 5 ton fermenter. After 3 days cold soak and allowing spontaneous fermentation to take place, pumpovers occurred 3 times per day for 14 days. 10 days post ferment maceration was followed by a soft press and further 18 months maturation in New 300 litre Allier Hogshead barrels. Bottled with minimal filtration and no fining to maintain the wines fine structure.