La Bratta Rosso

La Bratta Rosso

2017 Cabernet Franc
Margaret River, WA

A defining bottle of the family, made in exceptional vintages.

$50 each

92 / 100
(Cabernet Franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon) Medium to full red to brick-red colour, a trace of purple; a savoury style of red, not so varietal, but it has some mellowness and complexity, and is very drinkable. Traces of violets, herbs and spices. Long palate. Lovely wine in a less-fruity St-Émilion style that's a contrast to the usual Margaret River bright-fruit, cabernet sauvignon-based reds.
18th March 2020

Wine Details


Margaret River




Red Wine


Cabernet Franc

Variety Composition

50% Cabernet Franc 43% Merlot 7% Cabernet Sauvignon



Alcohol Volume


Standard Drinks



Screw Cap

Bottling Date

2019 February

Harvest Date

April 2017


Merlot and Cabernet Franc fermented in open top fermenters and Cabernet Sauvignon in static fermenters - Pumped over thrice daily. Each component spent 24 months in 40% new and balance in two to three year old French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes

The La Bratta Rosso displays bright violets, blackcurrant and plum with spicy undertones. A complex, savoury and rich style that is full bodied with a very ripe and fine tannin structure. Flavours of blackcurrant and underlying dark cocoa are pronounced. A long, persistent and intriguing wine that is drinking beautifully now but will reward patience.

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