Le Monde

Cabernet Franc – 2012

Region: Italy - Fruli Venizia Giulia

Le Monde

Le Monde lies between the banks of the Livenza and Meduna rivers, close to the border between the provinces of Treviso and Pordenone in Friuli Grave. The winery headquarters, built in the eighteenth century maintains the architectural characteristics of the time. Originally property of the Pistoni family, the wine farm together with the vineyards was acquired Alex Maccan in 2008. Alex is now the owner and winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Cabernet Franc Planted 1980 Clay and Calcareous 3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition: Clay and Clacareous
  • Training method: Guyot
  • Elevation (feet): 50
  • Vines/acre: 4500
  • Yield/acre (tons): 7
  • Exposure: north-south
  • Year vineyard planted: 1980
Harvest Notes
  • Aging container: Stainless steel.
  • Length of aging before bottling: 6 months.
  • Length of bottle aging: 2/3 months.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Harvest time: Early October
  • First vintage of this wine: 1985
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 30,000
  • Fermentation container: Stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days): 20
  • Fermentation temperature (°F): 60
Wine Summary
  • Made from Cabernet Franc grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1980.
  • Grown on soils of Clay and Calcareous.
  • Fermented in Stainless steel.
  • Aged in stainless steel and bottle.
  • Aged for 6 months in stainless steel, bottle aged 2/3 months.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH level: 3.42
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter): 2.5
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 4.9
  • Dry extract (grams/liter): 26.03


89 Points

Mesquite smoke and grilled herb notes are layered with fine-grained tannins and flavors of black olive, loamy earth and plum sauce in this medium-bodied red. Offers an aromatic, juicy finish.

Wine Spectator, May, 2015

General Info

Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation(s) DOC Friuli Grave
Proprietors Alex Maccan
Founded 1970
Winemaker Giovanni Ruzzene
Annual Production 220,000 Bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable