Aleading light of South Africa’s New Wave and champion of old-vine Chenin, among others. From Chris’s cellar in Hemel-en-Aarde Franco has made some serious wines. I mean, these are impressive bottlings by any standard – powerful, concentrated, yet supremely elegant and finely detailed.
This is a breathtakingly self-assured range and almost in the blink of an eye places Franco into the very top bracket of top-end New Wave SA producers.
FROM THE PRESS
“From a 1977 Durbanville vineyard on shale. Stone fruit, naartjie and orange as well dried herbs, ginger and a slight waxy character. Rich and round on the palate with nicely integrated acidity and a gently savoury finish. 94/100”Christian Eedes, WineMag