2017 Cabernet Franc

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2017 Cabernet Franc

$33.00
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2017 was the second vintage we produced a red wine from Cabernet Franc. These grapes come from the same Bell Vineyard that we produce our dry Rosé (Rosato) from. To produce the Rosato we harvest early and press after only a few hours of skin contact. For the red wine the grapes are harvested about 3 weeks later and go through extended maceration (~50 days of skin contact). A unique experience to compare production styles of Cabernet Franc: from the very light Rosé, a light bodied (yet structured red) in 2016, and a fuller bodied red wine in 2017. All three are 100% single-vineyard, single-varietal, Cabernet Franc that are true to place.

Product Description
Cultivar
Cabernet Franc
Clone
Rootstock
Own-Rooted
Appelation
Colorado
American Viticultural Area
Grand Valley AVA
Vineyard
Bell Vineyard
Harvest Date
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Production (cases)
129.0
Harvested (Tons)
2.14
Sort
Hand-Sort: stems & Jacks
Percent Alcohol by Volume
15.5
Blend
100% Single-Vineyard / Single-Varietal
Titratable Acidity (g/L)
pH
Residual Sugar (g/L)
Malolactic Fermentation
Total Maceration (days)
48
Fermentation
Stainless Steel
Élevage
French Oak
Months in Barrel
18.6
Fining
Unfined
Filtration
Unfiltered
Months in Bottle Before Release
7.5
Release Date
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
Recommended Serving Temperature (F)
Cellar Potential
Cellar Reports

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