2022 Cab Franc

2022 Cab Franc

Cabernet Franc
CO - Grand Valley
$32.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 13.4%
TASTING NOTES Stewed strawberry & raspberry fruit notes enhanced with a peppery herbaceousness. Medium-light bodied with earthy graphite notes & smooth tannins. WINEGROWING Grown with a focus on sustainability. These grapes are farmed on nutrient rich soils, made up of a decomposed ancient sea bed. A properly managed, umbrella like canopy allows for just the right air flow and dappled sunlight onto the clusters to achieve maximum quality. The higher water holding capacity of these soils allow for fewer water applications throughout the season, and lends to the uniqueness of the wine. WINEMAKING De-stemmed and left uncrushed, a yeast trial was conducted using 3 commercial and 1 spontaneous strain on portions of the lot. 1-3 gentle punch downs were employed daily with extra aeration for good measure through peak fermentation. Once dry the wine was pressed to French oak barrels to carry out malo-lactic conversion. Minimal sulfites added at bottling.