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Named after one of winemaker Callan Williams' favourite musicians, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Cabernet Franc is made from grapes from the Elgin Valley in the Overberg region of South Africa. 50% tank fermented and 50% fermented and matured for twelve months in 2nd-fill French oak barrels. Bottled at 15%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Dark red fruits, cassis and plums, hints of spice.
Palate: On entry very fruit driven plums and blackberries in particular. Mid-palate hints of black tea.
Finish: Well integrated tannin structure, giving a soft and supple texture with lingering notes of plums.
One of 2017's "Young Guns of Wine" in South Africa, Zimbabwean-born Callan Williams swapped a career as a ballet dancer for an even bigger love for wine. After a stint as assistant winemaker at Iona, she set up on her own label called The Garajeest in 2014, with her debut 2015 vintages released in February 2017.