Artisan Family Winery

Rainbows End Cabernet Franc Limited Edition 2013

4.5 Stars Platter 

Rainbows End Cabernet Franc Limited Edition is unique in that it is the only South African Cabernet Franc to be produced from a single clone, rather than a blend of different clones. Is it better than Anton's blended Cabernet Franc? That is a matter of personal opinion. I prefer the blended version as it is softer with more red fruit. The Limited Edition Cabernet Franc is a little greener and tighter at first. It will be very interesting to see how the two compare with a little bottle age.

Clearly the Platter team rate this wine highly.

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Platter 4.5 Stars yet again.

Text from Rainbow's End website:

This wine is Limited for the following reasons:

Only one block on our farm (0.8 hectare) that is 100% dedicated to this label.

A single clone, 312, is used for the Ltd Release

No one in SA makes a Cabernet Franc from this clone alone, making it very unique and offering you something you cannot get anywhere else.

Yearly we produce a mere 250-350 cases of the Cabernet Franc Ltd Release.

All this being said, it is not necessarily a better wine than our Cabernet Franc, it just possesses other qualities that sets it apart. And of course there is a very limited amount available yearly. It has a more fruity body with more prominent red fruit flavours and is quite lively on the pallet.

More Information
Location Banhoek, Stellenbosch
Winery Rainbows End
Winery status Tiny family winery
Winemaker Anton Malan
Annual production Low
Grapes Cabernet Franc single clone
Product awards Platter 4.5 Stars
Gold Medals
Style Big and smooth
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2013
Percentage score 90
Sustainable farming Yes
Sulphite level Low
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