HARVEST: Grapes has been carried out in the mid of September, selected in the vineyard and hand-picked into small crates. The destemming is delicate in order to obtain whole berries and a further manual selection takes place on sorting tables upon the arrival of the grapes at the winery.
VINIFICATION: Fermentation is spontaneous, without selected yeasts, in temperature-controlled conical oak tanks and is followed by 20 days of maceration on the skins accompanied by short and frequent pumping over of the must. The wine, at the beginning of December 2017, began a 20 month ageing period in 225-228 liter (60 gallon) French oak barrels, 80% new and 20% used once previously. No fining and no filtration prior to bottling.
TASTING NOTES: Duemani Cabernet Franc 2017 is an intense and concentrated wine, relieved by a great freshness. Along with the pleasant notes of spices and dark berries, you get all the thickness and the richness you might expect from a Cabernet Franc of this vintage.
Straight and energetic. Better to keep and drink from 2022.