New Release! 2017 The Moo Cabernet Franc

Available online now!

We are very excited to announce the release of our third vintage of The Moo Cabernet Franc. The 2015 vintage stand-alone Cabernet Franc was a first for us here at Moorooroo. It was supposed to be a once-off, but we all fell in love with it and so it has earned its place as a constant in our range.

The 2017 vintage of The Moo Cabernet Franc truly is a wine for a classic palate. With an aroma balanced between sweet and savoury, reminiscent of jalapeƱo and sweet cigar and a hint of mulberry, it is savoury on the tongue with green capsicum and delicate tannins, while the finish is full and persistent, and sparkles with hints of bittersweet chocolate. This wine is absolutely unmissable.

Cabernet Sauvignon was thought to be a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc during the 17th century, a theory confirmed by DNA testing performed in 1996. This close genetic relationship means that Cabernet Franc is somewhat similar to the more widely known Cabernet Sauvignon. Often Cabernet Franc is more perfumed, lower in tannins and lighter in body than Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Cabernet Franc thrives as a slightly cooler climate red. While it usually favours climates that are slightly cooler than we’re used to in the Barossa Valley, our Cabernet Franc loves hot Barossa summers. We’re treated to the classic perfumed nose, low tannins and lively brightness while also enjoying an intensity and depth that is a unique result of our summer heat.

The Moo Cabernet Franc is slightly lighter and more fruit-driven than your average Cabernet Sauvignon, with subtle savoury, herbaceous notes balancing the palate. This wine has been somewhat of a dark horse in the cellar door, an unexpected favourite of ours and yours.