2022 Parley Fever Cabernet Franc15242
WINEMAKER: Joss, Mel & Sarah
REGION: Adelaide Hills, SA
VARIETY: Cabernet Franc
Blackberry, Red Plum and Vanilla on the nose with Cherries, Musk and Fresh Strawberries on the palate. The tannins are soft and well integrated with fresh primary fruits the star of this wine. A light and bright take on Franc thanks to extremely gentle winemaking.
To ‘parley’ is to hold a conference with opposing sides to discuss terms. As a team of three we got really good at that. We were all wearing many hats at the start of the 2021 vintage - Mel, a brilliant student was in her third year of Viticulture and Oenology at The University of Adelaide, working for Commune of Buttons, Son of Dot Drinks and a mother to be. Sarah was running The Summertown Aristologist and working with Les Fruits. And Joss, at one point, balancing 4 simultaneous jobs and a vintage at Gentle Folk.
Needless to say we needed one another to get things done and swift decision making became our forte. Finding time in our already overcomplicated schedules, we made wine and managed to do it with finesse. For the last year we have been continuously bouncing off one another, discussing and seeking solutions to obstacles and finding consonance in our decisions. We suppose in essence, we are one big Parley.