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Antica Cabernet Franc
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Antica Cabernet Franc

AOC Valais, Domaine Cornulus, 2018

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins40
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
In stock
Article nr. 30039718
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis

Description

At Domaine Cornulus, the Antica line stands for top quality, expression of the terroir, complex structure and durability. This Cabernet Franc from old vines comes from three biodynamically cultivated plots. In the nose it has a peppery scent, of smoked chilli and delicate herbs. On the palate it presents itself well structured. Its powerful body and pleasant acidity are accompanied by fine-grained tannins. It has a mineral note, accompanied by delicate tones of sloe, elderberries, pepperoni, fine cocoa and graphite. After a few years of bottle aging, it will reveal its great aromatic diversity in all its splendour. It is also called "Cheval Blanc du Valais". Tip: Decant it before you serve it.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Ripening potential: 2 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Moroccan specialities, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Wild specialities
Harvest: hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces
Maturation duration: 12 months
Volume: 14.5 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Countries

Switzerland

Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.

Regions

Wallis

Valais: Alpine wines with class

More than 20 varieties of grapes can yield wines in Valais that are full of character. A large number of them grow on spectacular, steep slopes. Sealed off by mighty chains of mountains, old plantings like Petite Arvine, Amigne and Cornalin have survived in Valais, and today they are highly sought-after by wine enthusiasts. The highest vineyards in Europe are also found in Valais: the Savignin vines (known here as “Heida”), rooted in the mountain community of Visperterminen.

Producers

Domaine Cornulus

Grape varieties

Cabernet Franc

Forefather of the Bordeaux varieties

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest varieties of Bordelais and a parent of three other red grapes in the Bordeaux assortment: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It is distinguished by its complex, flavourful bouquet of raspberry, graphite, violet, liquorice and white pepper. In addition, it presents round, crisp tannins which turn out less strongly than those of Cabernet Sauvignon. While the Cabernet Franc always appears as part of a blend in Bordeaux, it is pressed alone on the Loire. The most renowned appellations are Chinon and Bourgueil. Incidentally, the Cabernet originates not in Bordeaux but in the Spanish Basque Country. Cabernet owes its name to the Latin “carbon”, meaning black.

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