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ÙE® l'Acquavite d'Uva

Cabernet Franc Cru

ÙE® Grape Distillate Cru Monovitigno® is obtained by distilling grapes selected according to the uniqueness of the vine and the area of production or Cru.
The Grape Distillate combines within it the elegance of wine distillate and the character of the Grappa. ÙE / Grapes in the language of Friuli
27th November 1984: Benito and Giannola Nonino created the Grape Distillate ÙE® by distilling the skin, pulp and grape juice in a single operation. Ministerial Authorization for the production of Grape Distillate (D.M. 20.10.84) was granted following a specific request by the Noninos.
The success of this distillate over the years has been such that it has persuaded Italian and foreign distillers to follow the Nonino model.
  • Primary Product:

    Cabernet Franc Cru grapes, Grave del Friuli.

  • Artisanal Distillation:

    Discontinuous with head and tail cutting, in copper steam stills.

  • Alcohol Content:

    43% vol.

  • Bottling:

    Manual in flying hand blown dated bottles, 500 and 700 ml. Level marker stopper in Murano glass, colored according to the vine variety.

  • Tasting:

    It should be served at about 12°C in an icy open tulip shaped glass.

  • Taste Sentation:

    Typical, slightly aromatic.

Primary Product

Selection of Cabernet Franc grapes Cru Grave del Friuli, harvested fresh, perfectly ripe to keep intact the fragrances and flavors of the vine variety of origin.

Very limited, dated and numbered production, dependent on the individual year’s harvest.


Under vacuum in stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperature, immediately
followed by distillation in order to avoid harmful secondary fermentations.


From six months to a year in stainless steel tanks.

100% Distilled with artisanal method

Batch method with the removal of the heads and the tails in special artisanal batch steam stills created by Benito Nonino for the distillation of grapes. The distillation happens very slowly to allow the volatile components, responsible for the perfumes, a proper evaporation period and subsequent condensation, in order to keep intact the precious organoleptic characteristics of the chosen vines varieties.


Typical, herbaceous, lightly aromatic with a scent of black and green pepper.
It should be served at about 12° in an iced open tulip shaped glass. Before tasting, ÙE® Cru Monovitigno® Cabernet Franc should rest in the glass for some minutes: taking oxygen the fragrances are exalted and the nose-palate harmony is completed.


Cabernet Franc Cru available in an individually packaged case.
Cabernet Franc Cru available in the WOOD 3A package, which can contain, upon request, a choice of 2 blown glass phials 200 ml of Grappa Cru Monovitigno® and 1 bottle 350 ml of ÙE® Cru Monovitigno®.


Excellent on a fresh fruit salad or in a sorbet. Drunk, sipped or lingered over at the end of a meal or at any moment of the day it is a source
of real pleasure!