Artisan Cabernet Franc

Bottle Number: ACS Sophia Ecova

The Vrede en Lust Artisan Range is an exclusive range of carefully handcrafted wines, made in very small quantities exclusively for our Wine Club Members. For this range the winemakers are encouraged to experiment with different styles and winemaking techniques using small batches of site specific grapes.

Only 10 barrels, or 3300 bottles of Cabernet Franc 2014 were produced. The Artisan Cabernet Franc 2014 received a coveted trophy at the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

R275 750ml


298mm x 80.5mm/73.30mm




8.45kg ()BN1207 / 7.7kg (BN591)


Tasting Notes

A barrel selection with core red fruit and an integrated fynbos and savoury palate. Medium bodied with fine and fresh tannins, generous length and distinct intensity balancing the appealing red fruit.


Winemaker's Notes

The vines were planted in 2008 on a 1.1 hectare north-facing slope on Vrede en Lust’s Elgin farm, Casey’s Ridge, in well-drained, stone–ridge Oakleaf/Tukulu soil. To ensure even ripening and optimal crop load, canopy control is meticulously applied from pea berry stage and all green bunches are removed at veraison.

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