Macari 'Lifeforce' Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island 2021

Macari 'Lifeforce' Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island 2021

Macari 'Lifeforce' Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island 2021

Macari produces some of the finest grapes grown on Long Island, thanks to the family's devotion to truly sustainable viticulture.  Joseph Jr. and Alexandra Macari planted the family vineyard in 1995, and after Joseph Jr. studied with some of the great names in biodynamic viticulture he began holistic management of the property, complete with cattle and a whole field devoted to compost.  Now in the third generation, the next Joseph Jr. has succeeded as Vineyard Manager, his sister Gabriella is Director of Operations, and worldwide vine veteran Byron Elmendorf has taken charge of the cellar. 

This is a true cool-climate Cabernet Franc from the North Fork of Long Island.  2021 was a stellar year for the region, with a dry but windy season to promote both ripeness and acidity.  Macari's 'Lifeforce' wines are fermented in concrete eggs, the shape of which creates a circular current as gas rises and is pushed to the center by the curved top, keeping the cap from drying out and allowing a more hands-off approach with less cap management.  Of course, this is a lively Cabernet Franc and a pure expression of the terroir, with notes of crunchy red fruit and dried herbs on the finish. 

Pairing: Roast chicken & herb potatoes, Pepper-crusted LI duck breast

Grape: Cabernet Franc 

Viticulture: Sustainable implementing biodynamic practices

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Wine Type
red wine
Grape
cabernet franc
Viticulture
sustainable
Country
united states
Region
new york

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