Philip Lobley Temptation Cabernet Franc
Philip Lobley spent about 20 years working for De Bortoli in the Yarra Valley as their head Viticulturist. Philip has a practical approach to vineyard management and winemaking. His vineyard management and winemaking processes are in line with minimal interventionist techniques.
His Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet are estate grown on the Lobley’s property in Glenburn in the Upper Goulburn Region. The high density vineyard was planted in 1995 (now mature vines). There are both red volcanic and duplex soils. Yields are incredibly low to increase intensity in the finished wines.
Wines labelled Temption are made with fruit purchased from growers he has close relationships with.
Wines are made in small batches, undergo wild yeast fermentation and are unfiltered and unfined.
The 2015 Cabernet Franc is made from fruit sourced from a neighbouring vineyard. It has subtle aromas of currants and gentle, light, tannins. A wine with subtle complexity and delightful mid-palate fruit weight.