Winemaker Alejandro Canovas is something of a legend in wine making circles as he makes wines for the prestigious Bodega Vistabla. Fortunately for us he also makes his own wine, Accuro, and these are very special for a fraction of the Vistalba price.
The grapes were handpicked from a vineyard in the Uco Valley. A third of the wine was aged in oak barrels for 14 months and the remainder in steel tanks. With only a third aged in oak the fruit flavours of the Malbec stay intact with a background hint of vanilla.
There has been a notable increase in the number of Cabernet Franc wines coming out of Argentina in the last few years, the quality has been very impressive and this new wine from Accuro is no exception.
Lovely flavours of red plums, blackberry, and a hint of roasted peppers come through from the Cab Franc, whilst the addition of a little Malbec and Cab Sav provides a little extra richness and body to the wine. The problem with it is that it is a just a little too easy to drink!!
This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot that was grown at 1,100 metres above sea level in the Valle de Uco. An average daily temperature range of 15 degrees created the bold ruby red colour and strong aromas of preserved red fruits, nuts, smoke, cassis and clove. On the palate it has a smooth velvet feel with soft tannins and a long finish. Aged in French oak for 12 months and then left to rest in the bottle.