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Augustus Cabernet Franc 2015

Augustus Cabernet Franc

2015
Penedès (Spain)

There are very few wineries which have carved out such a reputable name as Augustus Forum by opting ...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Augustus Cabernet Franc 2015

Type

Red Crianza

Wine region

Penedès (Spain)

Grapes

Cabernet franc

Producer

Celler Avgvstvs Forvm

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

There are very few wineries which have carved out such a reputable name as Augustus Forum by opting strongly for quite an unusual grape in the production of single varietals. On the estate at El Vendrell, 3 km from the sea, a small winery surrounded by vineyards, in the purest Bordeaux style, conceals a limited number of bottles of this extraordinary Cabernet Franc which already has a long and successful track record behind it. Perhaps its scant production is the reason why it's not so well-known as the house's Chardonnay, or the superb Forum vinegars, which now have their allotted place in the kitchens of Spain's best restaurants.

At Augustus Forum, the Roca family, with brothers Albert and Oriol clearly heading up the project, appreciate as few do the merits and requirements of the Cabernet "younger sibling"; this can only explain why the wine is so recognisable each year but without failing to express the character of the vintage. It's always an elegant wine, robust, pleasant, and complex too. It has all the character of a good French Cabernet cloaked in Mediterranean warmth and a clever usage of oak. Menthol, spicy, brimming with ripe fruit and substantial toasty notes, generous, full and long. Matorral shrubs, cherries in liqueur, liquorice, pepper, graphite, blue flowers... it doesn't stop growing. Without a doubt, a magnificent example of this varietal's capabilities.

A reference and pioneer among Spanish Cabernet Francs, the Augustus Cabernet Franc is undoubtedly a wine delivering the style of its winery and the character of this variety. While many other Penedes wineries bet on the Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot grapes for their single-variety wines, the Augustus winery chose to go with the so-called little brother, the extremely elegant Cabernet Franc, using it to create a wine which is easy to drink but whose noble character comes through with every sip.

Roasted peppers / Beef sirloin steak / Parmesan or grana padano type cheese

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:16 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • ViewPicota cherry red / Garnet / Intense / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Black fruit / Nutmeg / Peppers / Pepper / Fruit aromas
  • Mouth:Balanced / Complex / Spicy notes / Fresh / Good acidity / Dense / Fruit aromas / Varietal notes / Menthol notes / Mediterranean character
  • Optimum serving temperature:16º C
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2022

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by: Frederick Bamber (02/11/2019) - Vintage 2015

An all round excellent wine

This wine came as part of the club selection and I can honestly say it is very good and worth a try

by: ANDRES (30/10/2019) - Vintage 2014

Calidad

He probado añada 2012 - 2013 - 2014... No defrauda, este si es un vino que hay que abrir y esperar para descubrir todos su potencial. Una copa cada noche 🌃. Tapón de vacío y hasta la quinta noche que se acabó fue brindando los aromas y sabores de l Cabernet Franc...

by: Legare (04/12/2018) - Vintage 2014

Vino muy elegante

Un gran vino, de los pocos Cabernet Franc monovarietales con carácter. Un vino muy logrado y muy agradable para beber, tanto solo como en compañía.

Celler Avgvstvs Forvm

Celler Avgvstvs Forvm

Cellers Avgvstvs Forvm is a small family-owned winery located in the Baix Penedès region. In 1983 they acquired a property that lies right alongside the ‘Via Augusta’, and named the winery after this old Roman road. The land, with its calcareous soils, fairly shallow and stony in texture, was converted into vineyards which offer a glimpse of the Mediterranean Sea. Later on, in 1990, after they had carried out some highly successful field trials in growing vines, they decide...