The market is finally ready for a 100% Cabernet Franc! The beauty of this grape is it takes on the characteristics of the territory it is grown in. While we may be accustomed to Cabernet Franc from California or France, the production coming out of North Eastern Italy creates a whole other experience. The herbaceous note that characterizes this red wine of great class fades with aging, becoming ethereal, with composite tonalities. The initial famous ruby color melts with time into silken aristocratic reflections. The bouquet maintains the herbaceous fragrance of the wooden barrel even in the bottle. The taste is generous, soft, and velvety.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Carso Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Franc Fermentation and refinery: Ruby red with aristocratic almost silky reflexes. Alcohol content: 13.0% vol. Tasting notes: Ruby red with aristocratic almost silky reflexes. The bouquet maintains a certain herbaceous fragrance accentuated by the wooden permanence that gives a spicy note. On the palate, it is full, velvety, and spicy with long persistence. Serving Suggestions: Pairs perfectly with white roasted meat and wild game fowl.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most structured and important wine of the Castelvecchio winery and comes from the last grapes harvested at the end of October.This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of Friuli and Castelvecchio's unique location between the Gulf of Trieste and the Julian Alps.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Carso Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Fermentation and refinery: First 4 months in stainless steal containers to complete the malolactic fermentation and to favor tartaric precipitation; 1 year in small barriques of 225/350/550 litres of Franch, Californian and Austria oaks; 1 year in 7,5, 15 e 25 Hl barrels of Slavonian, Franch and Austrian oaks; 4/6 months in bottles before being traded. Alcohol content: 13.0% vol. Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color with brown almost dark nuances, which improve the wine structure. On the nose this wine expresses vanilla, raspberry, mature fruits and spices flavors of strong intensity. On the palate, this wine is warm, velvety, soft and complex, with long persistence and great structure. Serving Suggestions: This cabernet sauvignon perfectly accompanies meats of every kind.
Terrano belongs to the family of Refosco d'Istria, a red native varietal from Friuli. Terrano is a typical grape of the Carso region, which has always produced this varietal with “wild” notes and a unique personality! This wine can be aged for 7-10 years when the bottle is kept properly.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Carso Grape variety: 100% Terrano Fermentation and refinery: After 9 months in stainless steel containers (without malolactic fermentation), the wine remains other 3 months in bottles before its sale starts. Alcohol content: 12.0% vol. Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color when young, with violet undertones; by maturing, the color tones down. Wild scents of black-berry, bilberry, wild-cherry and plums. Rather acidic (from the presence of malic acid), exuberant and lively. Temperature for Serving: 16-18 °C Serving Suggestions: The limited tannins and the moderate alcohol content, even if with a steady acidity, make this Terrano appropriate for delicatessen and salted meat. When young, this wine is a perfect accompaniment to fish.