Grape variety CABERNET FRANC 100%

Age of vines About 27 years old

Vineyard aspects East & West facing

Vine cultivation system Cappuccina-Guyot

Yield per hectare 70 q

Harvest period Late September / October

Grape provenance 100% Single Estate wine

Notes Evolutionary Wine. The production is available in the best vintages only. 1Kg of grapes will yield circa 0.5 L of wine.

Average annual quantity 3.500 (0,75l), 300 (1,5)

Aging In French oak barrels for 18-24 months.

Dati tecnici Acidity: 5.76 gr/l - Non-reducing extract: 29.30 gr/l

Evolutionary peak from Approx. 8 - 10 years after the harvest

Vineyard name Romain (Terraced Hillside), Braida (Downstream)

Vineyard altitude130 / 60 m a.s.l.

Soil composition Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin ("ponca")

Vine density per hectare 4.500 - 5.000 vines per ha

Grape yield per plant Approx. 1.5 Kg.

Harvesting Manual – In small crates (2 kg)

Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management

Wine style Sweet White from naturally dried grapes

Vinification Grapes naturally dry off the vine in small crates to enhance flavours and aromas prior to fermentation (Approx. 4 weeks).

Alcohol content 15% alc. by vol.

Serving temperature 16° C

Cellar Longevity Approx. 15 - 20 years after the harvest

Sensory profile Immediately upon its entry into the glass, one’s gaze is compellingly attracted by the sheer depth of the wine’s tonality: a dense purple enframes the sanguine, unplumbable depth of an impenetrable liquid, while vibrant shimmerings of intense ruby snake upwards, tenaciously remaining alive: impressive premises for those looking for parallel sensory expressions. The bouquet enfolds with multifaceted rapidity, releasing fruit that is fresh and ripe, dried, and syrupped, ranging through cherries, plums, strawberries and raspberries, and into more liquorous notes of wild blueberry. Complementing the fruit component is a vibrant vein of aroma-rich spices, including tobacco leaf, cinnamon, clove, and pink pepper, while an alcoholic warmth wafts sinuously upwards incomparable impressions of cocoa powder, vanilla, toasted almonds, and cherry brandy, in an overall dynamic that is equal parts decisive and nonchalant, ceaselessly delighting and harmonising. Spice-laden impressions drive the entry, conveyed by a velvety alcohol that unexpectedly fills the palate and leads into a dense charge of mineral cum tannin pleasure, until, in mid-palate, this liquorosity evaporates to unveil aromatic essences and allow the flavour components to flow towards a near-endless, pleasantly bitterish finish.

Pairings This Cabernet will be at the top of its form with elaborate protein-rich dishes, with a preference for meat and sweetness and tending to fat; aged cheeses come to mind, as does stewed game. It also loves strongly flavoured and spicy preparations.

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