Blason, Cabernet Franc 2018

£13.25

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Franc

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Franc 100%

  • Region:

    Friuli Venezia Giulia

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    Isonzo

  • ABV:

    12.50%

  • Winemaker:

    Giovanni Blason

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in colour, with a distinctive bouquet of newly mown grass, bell pepper, ripe raspberry, green pepper spice and liquorice. On the palate it is dry with a touch of spice, and underlying notes of walnut skin and wild berries. 

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Critics Reviews

The grapes are destemmed and left to macerate for 6-8 days at a temperature of 26�C, with delestage and pump-overs. After malolactic fermentation the wine is racked into oak barrels where it is left for 6 months, then ages in the bottle for 2 months

Giovanni Blason�s father moved his family to via Roma in Gradisca d�Isonzo in the early 1970s, and began to make wine from the vineyards around the house. Giovanni, who has been running the estate since the early 1990s is the winemaker and Andrea Rossi is his consultant oenologist. They have 45 hectares, 18 of which are under vine. The oldest vines are around the house and over forty years old. The others range in age between ten and twenty five years. The soil is gravelly limestone, with lots of pebbles, and very rich in minerals, especially iron � you can tell that from the reddish earth. Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Friulano, and Malvasia Istriana are vinified and aged in stainless steel. The Cabernet Franc is aged in botte for 6 months and then in bottle for a further 2/3 months.

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