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2018 Grace Cuvee Misawa Cabernet Franc

JapanRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 290.00 AUD

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90% Cabernet Franc (elegance) and 10% Petit Verdot (spices), carefully grown on the Misawa Vineyard, are each vinified in small batches, separated by lot and variety until just before bottling, and matured in French oak barrels for 15 months. The grapes are brought to the winery immediately after harvest, where they will undergo a two-stage sort process and spontaneous fermentation. After maturation, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration. The grape variety composition depends on the year's performance, with no wines produced in years when the weather was not favourable.

Region - Japan

Type - Red

Year - 2018

Winery - Grace Wines

Grape - Cabernet Franc

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Where the New world and Old world form an alliance to create a truly captivating and fine Cabernet Franc that has notes of chili pepper, tea and underbrush surrounding a core of pristine, pure fruit. Elegance and lightness with great acidity and silky tannins.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Minerality, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a red grape variety used as an important blending component for Bordeaux Blends, but also as an exceptional stand alone expression in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc is the father grape to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and with a uniquely savoury dried cayenne/paprika note that distinguishes it from its child grapes. Medium bodied, graced with good levels of acidity and a slightly savoury bias, Cab Franc is a great choice for those who enjoy elegant reds with complexity and pairs perfectly with tomato based dishes and smoked meats.

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