Swinging Bridge #008 ‘FrancRaz’ Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2022
$ 34.00 incl. GST
The result of an experimental blending session, the second release of this cuvée. Both varieties are cold soaked for three days before starting fermentation and are vinified separately before blending. Kept eight months in seasoned puncheons.
“#008 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Shiraz – FrancRaz… I’ll stick with #006 ‘Tempinot’ and will say a polite -no- to ‘FrancRaz’. The wine is good, though!
Raspberries, red currants, bramble, crushed twigs. It’s a little thin in the mid-palate, but fresh, leafy, herbal with pomegranate tang and a tart red plum. Pink peppercorn aroma tops the lot. Easy to like and drink. Joyous.”
90 points, Kasia Sobiesek, Winefront
Swinging Bridge / Orange, Nsw
A Defining Estate In The Emerging, High Altitude Region Of Orange, Nsw
Swinging Bridge was established in 1995 by Tom and Georgie Ward with their extended family, and has been under Tom and Georgie’s full stewardship since 2008. Now one of Orange’s leading and most noted producers, Swinging Bridge are pushing boundaries with experimental small batch wines (the #00s) complementing a solid offering of noble varietals from the region’s high altitude vineyards.