Frankovič Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
On the west coast of Istria, grapes are grown on “terra rossa”, red soil. While Santa Lucija is “breathing” the white Istrian soil, the mother of extraordinary wines and above all the unique Buje Malvazija. Santa Lucia is the patron saint of family’s wine portfolio. From this “white” soil comes Franković winery wine selection. It has always been known that the Malvazija from Buje surroundings is distinguished by exceptional quality. But with Franković distinctive Malvazija, Teran, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Cabernet-Sauvignon are also born in the same Santa Lucia locality.
The Buje area is richer with another wine name worthy of attention. It is the Franković Winery from Buje itself. Their vineyards are mostly on the Santa Lucia position, from Buje towards Brtonigla, previously made famous by the Kozlović winery with their same name labels from Malvazija and red Bordeaux varieties
We noticed the Franković name for the first time in 2013, when we were handed a light and flaunting, and very fine Sauvignon from 2012. Interested in the quality, we sought out other wines from their production, the Malvazija, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Teran and Momjan Muscat. The quality varied, but the red wines proved to be potent. Two years later we met their wines again and the quality was much more balanced, with their impressive Cabernet Sauvignon.