|Grape/Varietal : Cabernet Franc||Color : Red|
|Origin : Australia||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Mclaren Vale||ABV : 11%|
|Vintage : 2020||Natural Factor: Organic, No Added Sulphur|
Geyer comes from a family of Barossa Valley grape growers and undertook a fairly familiar process of gaining winemaking experience by working for top producers around the world. Those travels took him to South Africa, working at Lammershoek Winery in Swartland, France’s Roussillon at the revered Domaine Matassa, as well as to the US and New Zealand. Geyer’s career, however, began with vineyard work at Torbreck in 2002, which started a seven-year stint in the winery.
After Torbreck, and back from his travels, Geyer and his wife, Sarah, settled in the Barossa permanently. Starting in 2014, Geyer worked with Pete Schell at Spinifex – the cradle for many a top young maker – which gave him both the confidence and the critical sounding board to develop his own wines.
Geyer started playing with the first wines for his Geyer Wine Co. and Yetti & The Kokonut labels, toying with a natural approach across the wines, and experimenting to tease out different expressions from across vineyard sites that he knew well. These sites would become the core of the Geyer wines, with tiny parcels of old vines selected and the plots sometimes lovingly restored after years of neglect.
" There really is something seaside about this - an almost salty liquorice characteristic, as well as plenty of graphite, blueberries, a lick of redwood. The rosé proportion brings wonderful lift and elegance, delicate fruit notes, with fine grained tannins on the palate. Incredibly pure - a riveting red and lovely and unusual expression of Cabernet Franc. "
Dave Geyer’s Seaside Cabernet Franc is sourced from a vineyard in the Sellick Hills just a few miles inland. Quite an unusual background to the vinification - with 50% of the fruit was fermented on skins for 10 days, whilst the other portion was fermented to be a rose (the colour just coming from the brief time in the press. Both parcels were aged in old oak barrels and blended. No added sulphur, fining or filtration.
Pairs Well With:
Janeret - Singularity