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Cabernet Franc

I.G.T. delle Venezie

Typology: Red Wine

Vineyard size: 20.52 hectares

Growing area: Azzano Decimo-Porcia (Pordenone)

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

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc

Aspect: North-South

Average age of vines: 15 years

Number of vines per hectare: 3125

Production per hectare: 12000

bottles produced on average: 20000

Average altitude: 15 mt. asl

Vinification: The clusters are gently de-stemmed and pressed, then the must ferments in steel fermenters with cultured yeasts for 5-10 days at 28-32°C, with regular pumpovers and délestage. After pressing off, the wine is racked into steel for malolactic fermentation and maturation

Maturation: In steel

Bottle ageing: 2-3 months

Appearance: Ruby red with purplish highlights

Bouquet: Emphatic and clean, elegant, subtly herbaceous

Palate: Spacious and full-bodied, classically herbaceous

Note: Technical values for last harvest
Alcool: 12.20%
Total acidity: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.42
Dry Extract: 22.50 g/l
Total SO2: 72 mg/l (legal maximum: 160 mg/l)

Serving suggestions: Delicious with bean soups, the traditional Friulan brovada e muset, and with meats that are roasted, braised, or grilled