Barefoot King Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest 2013
Barefoot King is the human imprint of a handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon from the terroir of Kalamata region in Southern Peloponnese, an area with a tradition in wine over 4,000 years.
Crafted in small batches by artisans, from soil to bottle to cellar by using mechanical process in combination with barefoot grape stomping to make grapes into wine. The warm climate and vintages create a fleshy purple wine with soft tannins rich in aromas of spices, ripe red fruits and vanilla. . It is a fleshy purple wine with soft tannins rich in aromas of spices, ripe red fruits and vanilla. It has a velvety taste that leaves a distinct long aftertaste to the mouth. It perfectly accompanies red meat, hunting and strong red sauces. Ideal for 16-18 ° C.
• To Stomp or Not to Stomp… While there are winemakers who still tread their grapes by foot, nowadays, modern viticulture methods employ the use of presses to do much of the work to extract the juice from the fruit. However, the die-hard traditionalists claim the foot stomping method is the best way to gain vital information about the density and temperature of the cap, in order to gauge the precise stage of the fermentation
• Fruit by the Foot
• Grape-stomped wine is making a comeback
• The art of grape stomping
• The foot is actually the perfect natural machine for crushing grapes. The pressure from human force is gentle enough so that the seeds won’t break, which can release an unideal astringent taste into the wine. A human has the intuitive control over when to stop.