The Luisa Estate was founded by Francesco Luisa more than 80 years ago. He started of with just 12 acres of land and today after three generations dedicated, hard work the Luisa Estate consists of 210 acres of vineyards in the Corona area of the Isonzo DOC. The largely gravel plateau of this region was created by the erosion of melting Alpine glaciers. The soil is characteristically rich in minerals, especially aluminium and iron, giving the wines of this area a unique flavor that stays faithful to its terroir of origin. Another very interesting feature of the Luisa Estate is, it is on the same latitude of the Southern Borgogna, and of the Cognac area in France and of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. This unique area is also bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the south and the Carnic Alps to the north, which allows the vineyards to benefit from the confluence of winds: the Bora, a cold, stinging easterly wind and the Scirocco, a warmer and more humid wind, coming from the sea. The Bora, in particular, favors a slow, but constant maturation, producing grapes that are more concentrated and better balanced, with richer flavors and aromas. Luisa celebrates the distinct personality of this microclimate by concentrating on single varietal wines that showcase all the potential of each varietal without the distraction of blending or oak aging.
Intense ruby red in color, Tenuta Luisa Cabernet Franc went through maceration on the skins for 15 days and aged for nine months in stainless steel tank and another two months in bottle. The resulting wine displays vibrant aromas of red berry and plum, enhanced by hints of violet and grassy notes. The full-bodied palate offers soft tannins and gentle acidity with notes of cherry, tobacco, and pepper lingering to the finish. Ideal pair for red meats, especially game such as venison.
Product of Italy
Alcohol by Volume: 13%