This 100% Cabernet Franc is from one of the very best areas in the Uco Valley where it is predominantly clay and sand soil. After hand picking the grapes in early April, the wine went into traditional French oak barrels for 18 months.
The winemaker Attilio Pagli has produced a wine that is to be savoured, it is smooth and has a lovely long finish to it.
This Cabernet Franc was awarded 92 points by James Suckling.
VistaFlores Altamira Reserve Cabernet Franc
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Region: Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Food: Sushi! No joke, want red wine to pair with your tempura prawns, gyoza, nigiri and california rolls? The red cherry but dry finish of this wine is ideal with ginger flavours, salty soya sauce and teryaki. Even perfect for ramen.
If you dont fancy Japanese food, try it with duck, pork, portobello mushrooms and marinated tofu. It will never let you down with a classic roast dinner either.
Tasting Notes: A wine with an intense red purple colour. Aroma of eucalyptus and green pepper. It's mouth feel is full bodied and tastes of dry but ripe cherry, red and black fruits with soft tannins leading to a long smooth finish.