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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Hand sorted, then cold soaked for color. The wine was fermented in t-bins, not exceeding 85 degrees, and then punched down and pumped over throughout a fermentation that lasted six days. There was an extended maceration for four weeks before going into French oak barrels - 50% new and 50% neutral - for thirteen months. It was bottled unfiltered. The wine has a deep garnet color and a spicy ripe nose, a round rich palate with dark fruit and mature tannic structure.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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