Cabernet Franc

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Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Franc from the Jerusalem mountains and 15% Petit Verdot from the slopes of the Judean Hills.

Winemaker Vitkin
Features Oaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc
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Cabernet Franc 2007 75cl cl
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The wine displays a deep purple-black colour, clear outstanding aromas of fresh fruit (black cherry, cassis), green pepper and smoked meat. This wine is still quite young, but after breathing it reveals concentrated tastes of red-black fruit, green spices and a little anis (characteristic of this variety), balance and freshness with a steady and complex extension.

In order to preserve the richness of its tastes, the wine was not filtered or fined except for cores filtration prior to bottling. For this reason there may occur, in time, natural sediments which will not affect its quality.

The Vineyards: The 2005 harvest wine was composed of Cabernet Franc grapes coming from two relatively young vineyards and Petite Verdot grapes from the Judean mountain and hills areas. The vines were planted on well drained chalky and scanty organic terra-rossa lands. After a relatively long and cool period of ripening, the grapes were harvested into small crates in the early hours of the morning and reached the winery for processing.

Vinification: After harvest, the grapes were separated and went to wide fermentation tanks for the start of the alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature. Remontage took place many times a day to achieve an increased extraction of color and structure. The total time of skin contact was between two and three weeks. After the malolactic fermentation and creation of the first blend, the wine went for ageing into French oak barrels with capacities of 225 and 300 litres for a period of 15 months.

Serving: Vitkin Cabernet Franc pairs well with roast beef, cooked food and hard cheeses.
Suggested serving temperature: 18°C. It is recommend the wine is opened and decanted at least one hour before drinking.

Wine Details

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Vitkin
Features Oaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Cabernet Franc
Ripeness Normal

Tasting Notes

Vintage 2007

July 2023 - the cork broke, which had us worried, but the wine was a pleasure!

This is not a heavily oaked, made to age Cabernet, so it has lively fruit and soft tannins. Delicious.

If you can open one without the cork falling apart we would love to know your technique

Vintages

2007
Product Code NDW9720005
Size 75cl
Alcohol 14.5
In a nutshell Fascinating Cabernet from Israel
Arrived 15 Feb 2012
Last Tasted 15 Jul 2023
mature evolution? Yes
Keep Until 2030+
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Cabernet Franc 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%

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