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.
This certified organic Cabernet Franc from Castelvecchio is highly elegant and deliciously drinkable. 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, velvety, and spicy.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Carso Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Franc Harvesting: First half of October Fermentation and refinery: Fermentation with maceration in stainless steel for approximately 15 days.After the first 4 months in stainless steel to complete the malolactic fermentation, the wine is left for a year in small French and Californian oak barrels (barriques).Followed by a year in barrique in larger Slavonian and French oak barrels (tonneau).The wine ages in the bottle for a further six months before being released on the market. Alcohol: 13.0% Temperature for serving: 18-20°C 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. There is also a pleasant mineral note indicative of the Karst terroir. On the palate, it is full, velvety, and spicy with long persistence. Serving Suggestions: It pairs excellently with roasted white meat, grilled meats, and game.
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” fruit 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 malo-lactic fermentation), the wine remains other 3 months in bottles before its sale starts. Alcohol: 12.0% Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color with violet reflections when young, with the color toning down with age. Wild aromas of blackberry, bilberry, wild cherry and plums. Acidic, exuberant, and lively. Temperature for Serving: 16-18 °C Serving Suggestions: Great with cured and salted meats. When young, this wine is a perfect accompaniment to fish.
A native and rare varietal, Vitovska is typical of the Carso region in Friuli. This wine's color is an intense straw-yellow and it has an unmistakable ample and harmonious bouquet of aromas with hints of pollen, honey, and thyme.
This Vitovska by Castelvecchio is elegant, mineral and savory. It will be a perfect addition to your table, and maybe your new favorite white wine!
Typology: White Wine Production area: Carso Grape variety: 100% Vitovska Harvesting: By hand. Fermentation and refinery: Slight grape pressing, alcoholic fermentation and maturation on the lees in steel tanks. Alcohol: 12.5% Temperature for Serving: 10-12 °C Tasting notes: Intense straw-yellow color. On the nose, strong minerality with notes of pollen, honey, and aromatic herbs including thyme. Pairing Suggestions: Thanks to its freshness, it is perfect as an aperitif. When paired with food, it goes well with appetizers, creamy cheeses, fresh fish.