The vineyard producing these grapes is located in Maipu, where the dry and arid climate of Mendoza province produces fruit of the highest quality. Winemakers Mara Eugenia Baigorria and Sergio Jimenez oversee the harvest of hand picked grapes and after fermentation the wine is aged for 7 months in French oak barrels.
James Suckling 91 points.
Aranwa Reserve Cabernet Franc
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Region: Maipu, Mendoza
Food: This oak aged CF was made to pair with a traditional Sunday lunch, BBQs and cheese boards or can be enjoyed without food. Like its Malbec cousins this Aranwa is perfect for meaty and rich dishes, whether this is tomato based pasta, lamb, steak or mushrooms topped with miso or gorgonzola. This grown up Cabernet Franc can also replace port at a cheese board and would be best paired with mature hard cheeses and strong blues, such as Stichelton or Stilton.
Tasting Notes: This is a powerful big bodied wine. A Cabernet Franc for oak aged Malbec drinkers. Leather on the nose with a touch of tobacco and bright red strawberry and raspberry on the tongue. Hints of toast, vanilla and chocolate coming through at the end. Medium to low acidity and rounded sweet tannins make this smooth, delicious and easy drinking.