The 2nd annual Cab Franc Carnival took place on Sat 21 May at Avontuur - in a rather low-key kind of way. It was abuzz with Cab Franc winos - and on tasting through most of them - I was super impressed. Not a single bad wine and I could easily have gone home with one of each! There were 17 producers on show - from the Cab Franc King Raats - to relatively newcomers Mitre's Edge, with Romond bringing their stunning Rebus from the Helderberg. Also Druk-my-Niet from Paarl (almost Wellington), to Avontuur of course, Whalehaven & HPF ( (Hermanus),with their innovative Skaap and fun branding, to Lynx, KWV Mentors (who has 2 wines in the top 6 of the inaugurual Challenge - really making a statement). wine.co.za does have the top 6 available in a mixed case to purchase while stocks last.
published on: 24 May 2016