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Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc, Crossroads Winery Award Winning

Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc, Crossroads Winery 2012

Hawkes Bay, North Island

New Zealand

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Product details

  • Winemaker

    Miles Dinneen
  • Variety

    Cabernet Franc
  • On the nose this is a classic Cabernet Franc with lifted fruit notes of blackcurrant and blackberry supported by warm spicy oak. The palate is full and fine with silky tannins that persist into a long elegant finish.
  • Alcohol

  • When to drink

    Drink now or keep for 2-3 years
  • Bottle

  • Style

    Warm & Spicy Red

Press ReviewPress

A superlative offering from a small, carefully managed concern in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay, using grapes grown on the fabled, ancient Gimblett Gravels riverbed. Fresh, blackberry fruits, a touch of mint and some spice: satisfying and elegant. Goes well with all lighter roast meats.

Terry KirbyThe Independent


The temperate 2012 vintage offered excellent conditions for ripening Cabernet Franc in Hawkes Bay. Clean and ripe fruit was harvested from low vigour vines on our Mere Rd vineyard in the Gimblett gravels sub region. This site has stony soils that grow naturally balanced vines, with small bunches and berries. Early crop regulation to one bunch per shoot, with 100% leaf removal in the fruit zone, maximised the potential for optimal ripeness.

Food recommendation

Excellent match to roasted New Zealand lamb shanks rubbed in rosemary, with celeriac mash and Swiss chard.


IWC 2014 Awards for Best New Zealand Red Wine 2012 vintage

  • Vintage

  • Producer

  • Additional Varieties

    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Residual Sugar

    < 2g/l
  • Titratable Acidity

    5.85 g/l
  • Case Size

  • SKU


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