B1ockOne Bordeaux 2010 Cabernet Franc is an almost unique Bordeaux wine. Despite some 12% of the Bordeaux red wine grape vineyard surface being planted with this beautiful varietal, less than a dozen full varietal Cabernet Franc wines are produced. B1ockOne is a single vineyard handcrafted 100% varietal cabernet Franc from one of the world’s most prestigious vineyards.
B1ockOne Cabernet Franc is produced using the techniques and detailed artisanal winery skills normally reserved for Bordeaux’s Grand Crus. The wine was fermented and macerated in a single stainless steel vat with daily pump over and pigage for up to 15 days before racking and pressing of the marc. The malolactic fermentation was held until the wine was run off into one-year-old hand selected oak barrels. After eight months of oak maturation, the wine was re-assembled back into the vat prior to bottling and temperature controlled storage.
B1ockOne is a fine elegant fruity wine in the true Bordeaux Cabernet Franc tradition from this excellent 2010 vintage. The colour is a classic Cabernet Franc light bright red with an elegant nose of red currant and cherry finesse. The taste is smooth, with gentle tannins and increasingly beautiful integrated oak complexity. The slightly spicy flavour lingers gently but long on the palate. An excellent aperitif or food wine to serve with white meat, stronger fish dishes, pasta and mild cheese.
One Block One Vineyard One Wine – B1ockOne 100% Bordeaux Cabernet Franc.