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Delheim gives flight to its single variety Cabernet Franc


18 March 2020  -  Delheim Wine Estate

Only a limited amount of Vaaldraai Cabernet Franc 2014 is available.

Exceptional quality of fruit during the 2014 harvest has led Delheim wine estate to launch its first single variety Cabernet Franc wine. The Vaaldraai Cabernet Franc 2014 is a limited release named after the vineyard that gave it life.

Situated in the prominent ward of Simonsberg within the Stellenbosch region, Delheim is famous as the home of some of the area’s best vineyards with the Sperling family responsible for producing some of its most outstanding wines. Most recently, its Delheim Grand Reserve 2014 scored 94/100 in the 2017 South Africa Special Report by internationally acclaimed wine critic Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine (MW).

“The 2014 harvest of Cabernet Franc, which arrived at the end of a very wet season, was magnificent,” says Delheim. “We usually deploy it for blends including our flagship Grand Reserve. It was so good however, that we decided to bottle it as a wine all by itself.”

Dark in colour with a red rim, the wine exudes flavours and aromas reminiscent of blackberries and dark chocolate with notes of tobacco and juicy cherries. “The palate is well structured with fine oak integration and a long finish,” says Altus. “Velvet-soft tannins linger on the palate.

“Stored properly, this wine will continue to mature for a decade.”

The Vaaldraai Cabernet Franc 2014 sells for R200 per bottle to Delheim Wine Club members only. If you purchase a case of six bottles, you receive a rebate of 20% to be used on your next Delheim wine order.

For more information about the Delheim Wine Club, visit https://www.delheim.com/wine-club.

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Just for you, Delheim are offering a Free Tasting Voucher for 2, (valued at R160). All you need to do is purchase one or more cases of their wines before end April 2020.  The voucher will be valid until end Dec 2020.