RN Ramon – Cabernet Franc
Ramon Cabernet franc : 2011 – Dry
100% Cabernet Franc
Aging -16 months in new French Oak barrels.
The Vineyards – The manually-picked, harvested grapes are picked early morning and come from a winery owned plot in the Ramat Negev area, near Kadesh Barnea village. The plot in Halutza Vineyard was planted in 2005 on the western side of the village. The vineyard grows on loess soil, sand and lime 300 meters high. The vineyard benefits from the extreme temperature differences and dryness that characterize the desert area.
The Winemaking Process – The fermentation process occurs in cold temperature stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the scents and flavors of the fruit. When this process is complete, the wine is soaked on grape peels in cold temperatures for a period of two weeks, to make the most of the aroma and flavors of the peel. After that, the wine undergoes initial decantation and aging for about 16 months in new French Oak barrels. Then, the wine is roughly filtered in order to preserve as much as possible the aroma and tastes after which it is bottled and kept in the winery for a period of six months before going on the market.
Color – A deep, bold purple-red color is reached by roughly filtering the wine, stabilizing and closely supervising that it doesn´t get damaged by oxygen.
Serving Recommendation – The wine should be served at 16 degrees Celsius. The wine has a full body and soft tannins. It will go wonderfully with low-fat meat dishes such as sirloin and filet. In addition, it will go wonderfully with Sainte-Maure cheese or ripe Camembert.
Brix – 25.5
PH – 3.7
General Acidity – 5.9