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Cabernet Franc

D.O.C. Friuli

Typology: Red Wine

Vineyard size: 10.00 hectares

Growing area: Azzano Decimo (Pordenone)

Soil profile: Deep soil with a silty-clay loam texture, sub-alkaline with moderate limestone

Grape variety: Cabernet Franc

Aspect: North-South

Average age of vines: 10 years

Number of vines per hectare: 3.125

Production per hectare: 9.000

bottles produced on average: 40.000

Average altitude: 15 mt asl

Vinification: The grapes are gently de-stemmed and pressed, then fermented in steel for 9-11 days with cultured yeasts at a controlled temperature of 28-32°C, with regular pumpovers and délestage. The wine is then pressed off and racked into steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and maturation

Maturation: In steel

Bottle ageing: 3-4 months

Appearance: Vivid ruby red, with purplish highlights

Bouquet: Clean-edged, elegant, a subtly herbaceous

Palate: Full-bodied, silky, with a slight note of grassiness

Note: Technical values for last harverst:
Alcohol: 12.80%
Total acidity: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.42
Dry extract: 25.00 g/l
Total SO2: 65 mg/l (legal maximum: 160mg/l)

Serving suggestions: Perfect with roasts, stews and hard cheeses. In particular with "Bistecca alla Fiorentina" hare, barbecued suckling pig, traditional "Frico" made with potatoes and Montasio del Friuli cheese