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Tulip Mostly Cabernet Franc

Tulip Mostly Cabernet Franc

Type: Red
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Price: $$$$30 - $50

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This wine was produced from 85% Cabernet Franc grown in the Mata vineyards near Jerusalem, and 15% Merlot.

The grapes went through alcoholic fermentation for some two weeks and rested atop the grape skins for an additional number of days. The grapes were only lightly pressed before being transferred to barrels for ageing.

The Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes were fermented and aged in separate barrels. After a period of six months in the barrels, during which the wines’ flavors stabilized, the final blend was determined in order to receive complexity and harmony. After creating the final blend, the wine was returned to the barrels to age for an additional nine months. The wine aged in 80% French oak barrels and 20% American oak barrels.   

Winery: Tulip Winery Brand: Tulip Winery
Variety: Cabernet Franc Country: Israel
Sub Region: Judean Hills Type: Red
Vintage: 2010 Certification: Non-Mevushal
Bottle Size: 750ml Price: $$$$30 - $50
Characteristics: Earthy, Fruity

This wonderful Franc is full-bodied with a festive aroma of purple flowers, grass, green pepper, ripe red and black fruit and a bit of toasted wood. Its flavor is at once robust and round, invigorating and fruity. The tannins are gentle and piquant, with a long finish that is full of life.