Ried Gillesberg Cabernet Franc 2017

Ried Gillesberg Cabernet Franc 2017

VINARIA 1/2020

16,2 Points

FALSTAFF Rotwein Guide 2019/20

91

Points
8th place at the Cuvée 2018 Grand Prix

FALSTAFF Rotwein Guide 2019/20

93

Points
2nd place in the variety category 2017

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Tasting

Quite powerful purple with opaque core, disinctive viscosity, opens with impressive aromas of thyme and liquorice, a touch of tobacco, some crushed ivy leaves, lots of dark berries, in addition nougat and cedar wood, allspice and After Eight, plus flintstone, powerfull and deep. Dry, structured and compact; its tight structure calls for a decanter, black mulberry and currant, great potential which will in the course of time mirror the slate soils. Be careful! Label-addicts! Learn something new!

Pairing

Veal paillard with Dijon and long pepper, smoked sol-eggs with truffled brie, 15-hours brisket from angus beef, jugged hare with elderberry pulp, venison terrine with juniper, spare ribs with home-made rub, crunchy wedges and chimichurri dip, in case the rib eye takes a month more, fried thyme pasta and one summer truffle per person, watching semi finals upwards – or on the road.

Making

Harvested in the last week of September 2017, selective picking into small boxes, due to the windy site and scarce soils as well as a northern orientation perfect ripeness. Gillesberg – the highest elevation in Rust – quasi-monopollage.
Destemming, closed mash fermentation for 3 weeks, gentle pressing, maturation in 300-l oak barrels for 18 months.
Serving temperature 16-18 °C (60-64 °F) – it has to be a decanter!
Bottling End of June 2019
Alcohol 14,5 Vol.%
Acidity dry
Residual sugar 6,0 g/l
Bottle sizes 0,75 l bottle, magnum with screw cap, double magnum with natural cork

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