This is from a plot planted in celebration of Francisca Van Zeller's 18th birthday from a number of varietals, including Tinta Francisca.
"Jet-ruby in colour, intense and brilliant, this is rather lovely and certainly a fine ambassador for this vineyard. A flourish of fruit, flowers and herbs on the nose, is complemented by a dusting of pepper and some background smoky, savoury appeal. The palate is similarly aromatic, underpinned by minerals and cocoa tannins. Combining a sense of nobility with such fragranced appeal is rather special – refined through to a long, layered, harmonious finish. "