Le Monde

Cabernet Franc – 2016

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 Argillaceous, calcareous, rich in micro-elements, with zones enjoying particular microclimatic conditions 7 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil Composition:  Argilaceous, Calcareous
  • Training Method:  Guyot
  • Vineyard Density:  4,000 plants/ha
  • Yield/acre:  8 tons
  • Number of bottles produced:  38,000
  • Elevation (feet):  60
  • Exposure:  North South
  • Vineyard Age:  34 years
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest Time:  Early October
  • First vintage of this wine:  2008
  • Fermentation Container:  Stainless steel
  • Vinification:  Careful grape selection and thorough inspection during the pressing phase, followed by slow fermentation at a controlled temperature with daily plunging for 15-20 days.
  • Ageing container:  Stainless steel & Oak barrel. 15-20% of the wine is aged in a combination of first and second passage barrique and 5 hl tonneaux for 8 months.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color: Intense red ruby with garnet tints.
  • Nose: Rich, persistent bouquet with intense hints of jam, good intensity, balanced.
  • Flavor: Elegant, aromatic and highly persistent.
  • Parings: Pairs well with red meat, chicken and game.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Cabernet Franc grapes.
  • Vineyard Age:  34 years
  • Grown on argillaceious, calcareous soil, rich in micro-elements, with zones enjoying particular microclimatic conditions.
  • Fermented in stainless steel.
  • Aged in stainless steel & Oak barrel. 15-20% of the wine is aged in a combination of first and second passage barrique and 5 hl tonneaux for 8 months.
  • Bottle aged 2-3 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal Composition:  100% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol:  13.0%
  • Acidity:  5.4 g/L
  • Residual Sugar:  1.0 g/L
  • Dry Extract:  26.3 g/L

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