Rich, persistent aromas of fruit jam, powerful yet skillfully balanced. Elegant and silky, aromatic and with memorable lingering character.
100% Cabernet Franc
Limestone and clay. Farming is Certified Sustainable.
Winemaker: Giovanni Ruzzene
Hand sorted, slow fermentation at controlled temperature, daily punch down for 15-20 days.
Another noble grape with international cachet finds a home in Friuli. Generally labeled as a more feminine expression
of Cabernet Sauvignon, the lively and charming character of Cabernet Franc is magnified in the well-drained clay soils and limestone gravel of Friuli. The variety is well-regarded by Italian wine producers – not just for blending with other Bordeaux varieties but in pure, 100 percent varietal form. Guyot vine training controls growth and assures fruit that delivers silky texture and soft tannins.
Bring out the best of this wine with a slight chill, 60-64 degrees F.
Perfect with red meats, chicken and game. An exquisite companion to braised rabbit in richly flavored simmering sauce.