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Recently awarded Best in South Africa in the Cabernet Franc Challenge, this unassuming label boasts elegance and balance. Limited bottles available.

Mitre's Edge - Cabernet Franc, 2020

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Grape Varieties:

100% Cabernet Franc

Wine Tasting Notes:

Dark rich garnet colour with hints of black, soft fruit with overtones of green pepper and liquorice.

This wine will pair with a diverse range of dishes such as beef dishes, pan fried lamb chops and mince dishes.

Production Quantity:

Only 1500 bottles produced.

Alcohol 14.27%
Residual sugar 1.8g/L
Acidity 5.0g/L
Ph Level 3.72
Region Paarl
Producer Mitre’s Edge
1655: THE FIRST VINE PLANTINGS South Africa has been making wines for a long time - The Longest time, in fact, in modern history and when compared to all the "New World" wine countries. The first record of wine production in South Africa was in 1655 during the time when the East India company set up a colonial base in South Africa. Then, Jan van Riebeeck, the first Commander of the Cape colony, brought along a vine with him and made a vineyard with that planting.
1695: THE FIRST WINES 4 years after planting the first vines, the farmers harvested the grapes and made wine. However, the Dutch didn't know much about wines nor of wine making, and the local farmers weren't particularly skilled at farming the grapes, nor making the wines, so the quality of the wines then weren't impressive. This all changed when the French Huguenots, Protestants fleeing religious prosecution in Franch fled to South Africa and brought along their wine culture and knowledge. In the year 1679, Van Riebeeck was succeeded by Simon van der Stel, who was not only enthusiastic but very knowledgeable about viticulture and winemaking.
STELLENBOSCH TODAY Van der Stel was so successful with his vineyard and as the first Governor of the Cape that his wines became world famous and the cape, as well as it's surrounding mountains were named after him. That's how we have Stellenbosch today, a region that remains well known for its wines, and the Simonberg mountains that form part of the incredible fauna and flora of South Africa today.
1655: THE FIRST VINE PLANTINGS South Africa has been making wines for a long time - The Longest time, in fact, in modern history and when compared to all the "New World" wine countries. The first record of wine production in South Africa was in 1655 during the time when the East India company set up a colonial base in South Africa. Then, Jan van Riebeeck, the first Commander of the Cape colony, brought along a vine with him and made a vineyard with that planting.
1695: THE FIRST WINES 4 years after planting the first vines, the farmers harvested the grapes and made wine. However, the Dutch didn't know much about wines nor of wine making, and the local farmers weren't particularly skilled at farming the grapes, nor making the wines, so the quality of the wines then weren't impressive. This all changed when the French Huguenots, Protestants fleeing religious prosecution in Franch fled to South Africa and brought along their wine culture and knowledge. In the year 1679, Van Riebeeck was succeeded by Simon van der Stel, who was not only enthusiastic but very knowledgeable about viticulture and winemaking.
STELLENBOSCH TODAY Van der Stel was so successful with his vineyard and as the first Governor of the Cape that his wines became world famous and the cape, as well as it's surrounding mountains were named after him. That's how we have Stellenbosch today, a region that remains well known for its wines, and the Simonberg mountains that form part of the incredible fauna and flora of South Africa today.

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