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Cloof Duckitt - Cab Sauv Cab Franc Merlot

Dark intense ruby red colour. Intense nose of blueberries and black currant with a hint of cigar box. This vintage is a medium bodied with well integrated soft tannins showing the full array of fruit forest.
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Vintage:  2013
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Cloof Duckitt 2013 is a blend of the following grape varieties:  48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 22% Merlot.   The name of this wine commemorates William Duckitt, who settled in Darling in the early 1800s, and who was the scion of one of the regions most prolific families. Many generations hence Peter Duckitt is the viticulturist responsible for the vineyards at Cloof and Burgherspost.

TASTING NOTES
Dark intense ruby red colour.  Intense nose of blueberries and black currant with a hint of cigar box.  This vintage is a medium bodied with well integrated soft tannins showing the full array of fruit forest.

VINIFICATION
After malolactic fermentation in tanks, the Cabernet Franc and Merlot were blended together and
transferred tran     transferred to use French oak barrels for 12 months.  The Cabernet Sauvignon component matured in stainless steel tanks. The 2 components were blended together in November 2013 and bottled after a light filtration.

FOOD PAIRING
The classic pairings for this style of wine are red meats such as lamb and beef.  And, yes, that beef pairing means this wine goes exceptionally well with even the lonely hamburger.


 

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