Altùris Cabernet Franc IGP Venezia Giulia 2019


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From Friuli Venezia Giulia, a famous wine region of Italy on the border with Austria and Slovenia, that is known for the production of the highest quality white wines, but also some spectacular red wines. Cabernet Franc is a native grape in this area.

A wonderful, savoury, herbacious nose. Beautiful notes of red cherry and bramble fruit over a sweet spicy pepper background.Very fruit forward, delicate and aromatic. Balanced fresh acidity and smooth mouthfeel, with a good structure and complexity. Medium bodied and viscous in the glass. Refreshingly easy to drink.

The grapes are delicately de-stemmed and subjected to pressing. The must thus obtained is left to ferment on the skins at a controlled temperature with frequent pumping over in order to extract color and aromas. The refining process continues in glass lined cement barrels.

Higher acidity in Cabernet Franc, makes it possible to pair with tomato-based dishes, vinegar-based sauces (smoky BBQ), ravioli, or rich veggie dishes e.g. aubergine, mushrooms, Spinach Quiche or  lentils. Also pair with cheeses such as Goat Cheese, Camembert, Feta, or Fontina.

Serving temperature: 16-18 degrees


REGION: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
TYPE: Red Wine
WINERY: Azienda Agricola Altùris s.s.a.
GRAPE: Cabernet Franc
WINEMAKER: Marco and Massimo Zorzettig
VINIFICATION: The grapes are gently desteemed before crushing. The must
thus obtained is left to ferment together with the skins at controlled
temperature with frequent pumping over in order to extract
color and flavour. After racking, aging takes place in glass-lined
cement tanks.


This very special winery is located in the beautiful hills of Friuli, known as Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia,  which in their mother tongue are called “Altùris”: a geometry of reliefs engraved by vineyards. Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.

It is in this revered place that Marco and Massimo Zorzettig, heirs of a historical family, which has been a symbol of solid entrepreneurship in the wine world for three generations, founded Altùris.

The winery is devoted to the creation of exquisite wines, capable
of carrying all the scents and aromas that the grapes of this unique terroir offer.

At the far North East of Italy, close to Venice and at short walk from Cividale del Friuli at the border with Austria and Slovenia, Altùris vines benefit of an unique microclimate. The Julian Alps protect them from the cold winds of North, while the breezes from Adriatic Sea smooth and mitigate the climate, offering the vineyards exceptional conditions to produce grand quality wines.

The production at Altùris winery is set for 70 percent whites and 30 percent reds.  They also produce incredibly great reds.

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