Believe it or not this is the 3rd time the Beach House Wines Cabernet Franc has taken out this Trophy at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards. Our 2014 and 2019 Cabernet Francs’ won the trophy at the 2016 and 2020 shows respectively. Our 2020 Cabernet Franc has done it again in 2021! We’re on a hat-trick and are quietly confident the ’21 will give us 3 in a row… Watch this space.
2020 was another warm and dry season where we could pick at our leisure. Zero rain over harvest and low humidity gave us complete control over our picking date so optimum ripeness was achieved. Slightly denser and richer than its 2019 predecessor – the 2020 is one to put away. Juicy enough to enjoy its wares now for sure, but definitely worth an attempt to put the rest of the case away – even for a couple of years. You will be rewarded.
Violets, spice, chocolate, and damson plum saturate the nose whilst the palate is rich and opulent giving loads of dark red fruits. The tannins give the wine plenty of structure, also providing longevity for many years to come. Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc at its peak. Drink now until 2030.