Block 2 Cabernet Franc
Block 2 cabernet franc is one of the original blocks planted at CrossKeys. Grown on comparatively richer soil on the CrossKeys estate, the vines are finding exceptional balance as they reach maturity in their 18th season. The risk of excessive vigor (too much leaf and shoot growth in relation to clusters of fruit) has been mitigated with age and the block requires very little hedging of shoots or thinning of fruit prior to harvest. 2019 was an exceptional vintage and the wine presents more fruitiness than normal, however the complex savory elements are still present. Ageing potential 6-8 years.