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de Tarczal, Trentino Cabernet Franc D.O.C.
(tren-TEE-noh KAH-bayr-nay frahnk)

 

Tasting Notes: The de Tarczal estate has been making wine since the 1600’s, specializing in classic, local varietals, some of which are virtually extinct. Unlike many of their neighbors, they do not sell to co-ops, even though they are quite small. Old-vine winemaking, naturally low-yields, high-altitude, and valley ventilation make this Cabernet Franc a celebration of the varietal; as clean as stained glass, and equally artistic and expressive.

Location Trentino-Alto Adige, Italia.
(Marano d’Isera)
17 hectares.
Soil Basalt. Volcanic.
Estate de Tarczal.
(day TARK-zahl)
Vine Guyot. Pergola Trentina.
4,500-5,000 vines/hectare.
1 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Ruggero de Tarczal.
(roo-JAY-roh day TARK-zahl)
Vinification 10 day fermentaion in stainless steel.
Varietals 100% Cabernet Franc. Barrel 15 year-old large Slavonian barrels.
Residual Sugar 1.6 grams per liter. Maturation 12-18 months in the barrel.
6 months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.1 grams per liter. Vintage Production 650 cases.
Alcohol 12.5% by volume. Foot Fairing Pheasant and wild bird, venison, and bleu cheese.
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