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Willi & Vincent

Cabernet Franc & Merlot


The Cabernet Franc character with red fruit, fine toasty and leafy notes, is accompanied by typical but very fresh berry fruit and a cool vegetal spice of the Merlot, hints of cherries and a touch of elderberry-leaves; equally youthful on the palate, opens dry, pure and tight, with again fresh fruit and spice, as well as a leafy (tea) character, all elements lifted by an expressive acidity backbone; medium body and weight. Good length and future-oriented.

This wine is sourced from the famous Heiligenstein where Cabernet Franc vines grow in the  "Lyra trellis system". This vineyard was planted by Willi 30 years ago with special foresight for future generations.

The Merlot grows on a rich "loam island" on the Langenloiser Käferberg, which has quite permeable upper layers and a good proportion of stones. The vines are thus well supplied with a (generally slow) water intake. Here, the soil actually resembles that of the famous vineyards on the right bank of Bordeaux (Pomerol). The rows are oriented mainly towards the southeast.

Grape varieties
50%  Cabernet Franc
50%  Merlot
Harvest yield
3,500 l / ha
Vine training systems
Guyot, Lyre
Date of harvest
October 2016
Alcohol content
Bottle closure type
Natural cork


A relatively long maceration period (3 weeks), and fermentation in 300-litre Austrian wooden barrels (Manhartsberger oak) - 1st and 2nd filling - for approximately 14 months; this was followed by a further 24 months of maturation in the bottle.

Food pairing recommendation

All sorts of roast meat, steaks, wild goose, game with hearty sauces, breast of duck, as well as strongly flavored cheeses if not too vulgar.