Batič (BAH-teach) is a family affair born way back in 1592, with father Ivan and son Miha now at the helm. They are biodynamic and minimal intervention producers in western Slovenia, near Friuli in Italy. This bi-national wine region is a double threat, producing unique wines from indigenous varieties as well as some of the most sophisticated and downright delicious wines from “French” grapes grown and made outside of France. (Cabernet franc and other French varieties were brought to this area during Hapsburg rule in the 19th century.) Batič’s cabernet franc undergoes indigenous fermentation with 30 days of maceration and then 24 months of aging in Slovenian oak barrel. This is beautiful, expressive natural Cabernet Franc: dark-fruited, not too herbal, not too sappy, perfectly balanced. Try it with herby dishes, including sage-rubbed pork, lentils, and herb-crusted cheeses.
More information: https://danchandgranger.com/techsheets/batic_cabernet_franc_2018.pdf