Xanache

The nose of this classic French wine cuvee has dark fruits and a touch of meaty black olives. The tannin structure is dry with a leafy spice. It is a well-structured wine that will reward with aging.

Platters wine guide: 87 Points

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Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety
Cuvee von 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot und 19% Petit Verdot

Winemaking Notes
After the harvesting of the grapes the must has been cold soaked for 7 days at a temperature of 7°C. Thereafter it was fermented for 8 days in open concrete tanks with 5 punch downs a day. Finally, the wine was oaked for 12 months in French and European oak 30% new oak, 20% second fill and the rest an even split between third to fifth fill barrels.

Alcohol: 14.5%
RS: 1.5g/l
pH: 3.5
TA: 5.5g/l
TSO2: 43mg/l

Drinking Temperature
16-18°C

Pairing
Smoked or fried Duck with a light sauce or nice with grilled vegetables, Olive Oil and some parmesan cheese.

Storability
Will perform well after 1 year of bottling and can age a further 4-7 years.