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Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Cabernet Franc 2009
(Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)


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About This Wine:

“We've always had Cabernet franc on the property and have always (with an exception or two) blended it into Tato and our "Cabernet" or Cabernet Sauvignon. My father and our director were reluctant to declare it because of the bad reputation the varietal had as being vegetal or green. When I arrived on the scene I fell in love with it and wouldn't accept the previously logic. Whether due to modern winemaking, climate change, or whatever it is, I think Cabernet Franc is beautiful and the world is ready for it. The wine is vinified exactly the same as the other reds, in steel and then 24 months in neutral 20hl botte. The wine is a little more rustic or Friulian in style. The sole difference compared to the Merlot and Cab Sauv is that the Cab Franc has a shorter maceration on the skins during fermentation compared to the latter two, two weeks in the case of the Cab Franc vs 3-4 in the case of the other two. This shorter maceration renders it a little more feminine and fruit friendly.”