Batič Cabernet franc
Vipavska dolina, Slovenia
Deep ruby color. Pure herbal aromas are dominant, with a hint of berries (blackberry) and pepper. The smell of smoke and leather emerges from the background. It leaves the same impression in the mouth. The wine seems exceptionally harmonious and elegant. The presence of herbal notes is evident. The tannins are quite soft. It is accompanied by a prolonged fruity taste that stays in the mouth. It is one of the most elegant wines of the Batič cellar. The grapes were thinned in August. At the beginning of October, 5% of cabernet franc grapes were harvested during pre-harvest, and at the end of October selected harvesting was initiated. The grapes were macerated for 30 days using their own yeasts from the grapes harvested during pre-harvest. The must was poured with its fine lees into Slovenian oak barrels where it developed its elegance without the winemaker’s touch. In the meantime, the wine went through biological acidification. No preservatives are ever used until bottling. Therefore, the wine goes through all the natural processes and becomes naturally stable.