2013 DUZ  -  Viña de Frannes

The Frannes Estate

- The Frannes estate sits on one of the most storied pieces of land in Valle de Guadalupe. Originally planted in 1937, not only is it one of the oldest in valley, but, because it is located near one of the valley's terminuses, it has a unique canyon-like micro-climate. Fresh breezes descending from the steep valley walls, and first access to the water entering the valley from the north are two of the defining characteristics of this vineyard site whose well-worn soils have a long memory of vineyards. Naturally filtered water that works its way through many miles of sandstone and granite before arriving at the aquifer that lies below the vineyard is proclaimed by the wine maker Ernesto to be the source of the silky tannins that are elegantly folded into their wines. The overall balance is what is most striking about these wines, which offer a dimension of complexity rarely seen.

- All grapes are estate grown from organically farmed old vineyards of the prestigious original Camou estate.

- This is the first and only estate in the valley to be working in collaboration with the well-known consultant Michel Rolland from France.

 

Total production: 62 acres under vine, 9 wines, 5,000 cases

 

2013 DUZ - Viña de Frannes

$63.99 Regular Price
$57.59Sale Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    A late harvest desert wine made from a very tight selection of a small amount of grapes left to hang on the vine until they begin to raisin with ripeness, DUZ is a wonderful wine to wake up the palate as an aperitif or finish the night along side a pot de cr̬me. Though made from a blend of red grapes, this is a wine that certainly approaches the character of a high-end Sauternes.

    300 cases made

    Drinking window: Now - 15 years

  • Vintage:

    2013

  • Blend:

    25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Tempranillo

  • Producer:

    Viña de Frannes 

  • Winemaker:

    Don Ernesto Alvarez Morphy - Mexican 

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadalupe, ejido de Francisco Zarco - Estate vineyards are located in a tight fold at the end of the valley near one of its terminuses - approximately 10 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 1,000 ft. Soils are a sandy clay marl.

  • Aging:

    Juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days and then racked to French oak barrels and aged for 24 months.

  • Farming:

    Organic, sustainable

  • Alcohol:

    13%

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