Cabernet Franc is not usually associated with Italy and Italian cabernet franc are not easy to find abroad or in Italy simply because of the very distinctive nose and palate of the grape, a nose and palate that are not everyone's’ cup of tea, but Scubla’s Cabernet Franc is one of our favourite wine and we love it.
A 100% cabernet franc made from manually harvested cabernet tranc
grapes grown in the Colli Orientali area, Friuli Venezia Giulia, with its characteristic herbaceous nose and hints of raspberry that evolve into a more complex nose as the wine ages in the bottle. The palate is very hearty, with a soft tannin and almost a chocolaty aftertaste. A great Cabernet Franc and a great wine.
Roberto Scubla is an amazing person who is very passionate about his wines. He took a big risk and left a safe job in the bank for an uncertain future amongst the vines and he has truly succeeded in what he was trying to achieve. His winery and vineyards are located in the Colli Orientali area of Friuli, north east of Italy, near the Slovenian border, where he grows native grapes like the Friulano and Verduzzo but also grapes that have found an ideal environment in Friuli such as the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon or the Sauvignon and all his wines have plenty of character and elegance.