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Regional profile: Franschhoek

Frustrated that their valley is not always taken seriously as a wine appellation, a number of producers are prouder than ever to put Wine of Origin Franschhoek on their bottles. Joanne Gibson reports...

Franschhoek: know your vintages

2013
Challenging vintage but good for early-ripening grapes. Wines of generally lower alcohols.

2012
Excellent for Chardonnay and Rhône varieties; good acidity and ripeness.

2011
Great white vintage: elegant wines with fruit purity.

2010
Warm vintage, difficult for some. Some big wines.

2009
Excellent vintage with great balance and potential for longevity.

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