Gašper is located in Goriška Brda, which is the two thirds of Collio that stretches into Slovenia from Friuli Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy. Goriška Brda has a climate ideally suited to viticulture, with its proximity to both the Adriatic Sea and the Alps providing dry, warm summers with cooling breezes during the crucial ripening period.
The vineyard is characterised by its ‘opoka’ marl soil and excellent sun exposure on its terraced, hillside rows. There is also the benefit of altitude, ranging from 80 to 200 metres above sea level, which helps the grapes retain acidity and aromatics.
The 100% Cabernet Franc comes from from low-yielding, 50-year-old vines. After being picked by hand, the grapes are crushed and spend eight days macerating on their skins before fermentation takes place. Once fermentation is complete, the wine then spends 18 months ageing in new, 350-litre French oak barrels.