Te Kano Northburn Cabernet Franc 2021


The Worlds Most Southerly Cabernet Franc. Bold in direction and bold in style.  

We tried this recently and it was a moment that just reinforced how special wine can be.  This is sure to be a time in place where Central Otago known for Pinot Noir also sees an opportunity for another red variety.  In this case that is Cabernet Franc.  Extremely limited so get your hands on a piece of history as well as reward innovation. 

Congratulation Te Kano for a something new and rewarding. Extremely limited!

The Northburn vineyard is home to this tiny block of Cabernet Franc, where a sheltered and North facing alluvial fan captures the suns heat to deliver low yields of perfectly ripe fruit.

"The result? An alternative wine made in an alternative way. A journey of sorts, that has challenged so many assumptions about what can be done and how. The cynic has had his say and there have been many self doubts along the way, but the bon vivant has won – and the thrill, the tingle and the excitement are all that remain." Dave Sutton 

Made in extremely small quantities, the Land Series wines seek to highlight the very best from each of the unique subregions within our family of vineyards. This Cabernet Franc is a refection of the unique terrior of our Northburn site. Blackcurrant, blueberry and licorice aromas leap from the glass, followed by raspberry and spice. Fresh, crunchy tannins and lively acidity entwine around a core of fresh vibrant fruit.

No sulphur was used during the winemaking process.