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Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc (2016)

Cabernet Franc

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc (2016)

Viticulture:
100% Cabernet Franc from two plots on our estate Keuka Lake property planted in the late 1980’s. The vineyards are characterized by shallow, shale based soils with high natural acidity and steep slopes. These vineyards influence the minerality and acid structure and the steep slopes provide excellent water and air drainage. Because of the warm and dry 20... Read More

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc (2016)

Viticulture:
100% Cabernet Franc from two plots on our estate Keuka Lake property planted in the late 1980’s. The vineyards are characterized by shallow, shale based soils with high natural acidity and steep slopes. These vineyards influence the minerality and acid structure and the steep slopes provide excellent water and air drainage. Because of the warm and dry 2016 vintage the grapes were picked earlier to retain freshness and aromatics.

Vinification:
Immediately after harvest the grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed into temperature controlled stainless steel open-top fermenters and allowed to cold soak for a few days. The juice is fermented at low temperatures to preserve the more delicate flavors with manual punch-downs 3 times a day for good extraction of tannins. The wine was gently pressed and transferred into European and American oak barrels, where it developed further complexity for 18 months before being bottled.

The Wine:
Lighter in color and style compared to the 2015 vintage. Medium intensity with cranberry, raspberry, cracked pepper, dark cherry, and slight toastiness from oak. Soft earthy tannins are balanced perfectly with vibrant acidity. The combination
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Cabernet Franc
Style:
Name:
Cabernet Franc
Vintage:
2016
Price:
$19.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Cabernet Franc
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Acid:
.62g/100 ml
Ph:
3.41
Residual Sugar:
0.19% (1.9 g/L)
Alcohol:
13.3
Style:
Dry with Earthy Tannins
Body:
Medium
Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar until 2024
Food Pairing:
Stuffed Bell Peppers, Pork Tenderloin, Ribs, Roast Beef, Chocolate Fondue
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Cabernet Franc

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc (2016)

Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 50 2018 All Star Winery
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