Somewhere Else Cabernet Franc
Do the shepherds of the Andes loose their sheep somewhere else – or are they abducted by aliens?
Does great wine come from somewhere else other than Mendoza in Argentina – such as the Tulum Valley?
This wine will answer the second question – and the aroma and taste will take you somewhere else.
Made from their own vines in single estate vineyards, the Cabernet Franc grapes are given a long maceration before a natural malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in oak for eight months with cold stabilisation and light filtration prior to bottling.
Ageing potential of 2-3 years.
Silver Medal – IWSC 2018
88 points – James Suckling 2019
The region of San Juan is the second largest grape and wine producing region in the country, with over 47000ha planted. Tulum Valley, is the most important of the five in the province. These valleys have an annual average temperature of 17° C, precipitations of 90 mm. per year and alluvial soils made of sand and clay. This region’s climatic conditions have a high impact on the wine’s differentiating quality – fruity wines with unique personality and style. According to winemakers with a vast experience in the region, this characteristic is explained by the warm and very dry conditions and unique sun exposure of an average of 330 days a year, the very low level of precipitation.
A bright ruby-red color and notes of cloves, bell pepper, spicy and red fruit on the nose. This wine is loved for its persistent and silky mouthfeel with sweet tannins and round final mouth-feel.