Component 'La Carriere' Cabernet Franc Saint Emilion, France 2016
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Component 'La Carriere' Cabernet Franc Saint Emilion, France 2016
Component 'La Carriere' Cabernet Franc Saint Emilion, France 2016

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"In Bordeaux, we have three small “lieu-dits” or single vineyard parcels from both the right and left banks. Originally, when trying to capture what we believed would be the best site for varietal expression at the highest quality level from these communes, we spent time with Oenologist Eric Boissenot who aided our selection process to these three vineyards. The goal was simple, produce single varietal wine in the “Burgundy model” of single site expression, with the best winemaking team in the region. Our first vintage of production in Bordeaux could not have been more blessed - the famed 2016 vintage in which both banks produced superior wines.

This wine really captures the raw beauty of right bank Cabernet Franc.  Aided by its incredible location, situated atop the limestone plateau in Saint-Emilion, adjacent to Chateau Pavie and Chateau Troplong Mondot, with limestone and clay soils.  It is able to express its purple and red fruits while maintaining structure and silky texture. During my first walk through the vineyard, I tried to put my hand in the clay, and was unable to go past two to three inches.  This vineyard producers wines of incredible precision, focus, and energy.

The 2016 vintage was excellent for our vineyards on the limestone plateau, where the top wines from the vintage were located, allowing our dense clay soils to capture enough water to sustain the vines through one of the driest years in the last decade.  Unlike the rich and ripe wines from the 2015 vintage, 2016 will certainly produce wines that age for decades, slowly unveiling their secrets.

We treated this wine with 100% New French Oak, and bottled in June of 2018.

Varieties: 100% Cabernet Franc

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