LE POMMIER CABERNET FRANC 2018
IN THE VINEYARD
Blending: 100% Cabernet Franc
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Altitude: 260m Distance from sea: Approximately 25km
Soil Type: Alluvial Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 13 years Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon Irrigation: Drip
Picking date: March 2018
Yield: 7 tons/ha average
Alcohol: 14.67 %; RS: 1.48; TA: 5.6g/L; pH: 3.52
IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation Temp: 28-30ºC
Yeast: Bordeaux Red
Fermentation took place in stainless tanks. Duration of fermentation was 8 days. It was pumped over twice a day for optimum colour and tannin extraction. When fermented dry it was pressed into French oak barrels.
Malolactic fermentation: Barrel
Wood aging: 12 months in French oak,
1/3 in second fill, 1/3 in third fill and 1/3 in fourth fill
Bottled: March 2019
3 – 7 years.
This is an excellent partner with most meat dishes, especially game.
100% Cabernet Franc