Les Noëls Cabernet Franc 2018

Thomas Batardière Vintage 2018 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country France Region Loire Valley Appellation Vin de France Wine Type Red - Still Varietals Cabernet Franc Farming Biodynamic Vineyard This wine comes from a sole parcel of Cabernet Franc, planted in 1931 in Rablay-sur-Layon. Yields are only 20hl/ ha. Soil Clay - shale, degraded and eroded Schist. Viticulture Vineyards are farmed biodynamically and certified DEMETER. The vines are pruned late to delay bud break. Vinification The whole bunches are harvested and put into vats with the stems. Maceration lasts for 4 weeks without any intervention, no pump-over, no punchdown. The solid matter is separated and before a final pressing and blending. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are finished in steel tank, and élevage also. This wine is not filtered; it is racked several times. Thomas adds, at the maximum, 1 gram of natural sulfur. Back to Current Releases