Lovely savoury energy.
About This Wine
While so much of the Cabernet Franc we see these days in Australia is the more medium bodied fragrant type, this Argentinian offering reminds us of the powerful potential of Cabernet Franc.
From the high altitude Uco Valley vineyard of the Bodega, this is an aromatic wine, with the classic herbaceousness that we associate with this variety. Round tannins and a well-developed mouth-feel are complimented by the varietal dry herb character, alongside some oak-influenced chocolate notes.
At 14+% abv, this is certainly no wallflower, it’s a wine that showcases the power that Cabernet Franc is capable of, in its full-throttle style.
About Bodega Vistalba
Founded in Mendoza in 2003, Bodega Vistalba is a family winery founded by Carlos Pulenta, a 3rd generation winemaker, and now run by his daughter Paula.
Established on their family farm; Vistalba Luján de Cuyo Mendoza, this family project aims to producing elegant wines, on par with the great wines of the world.
They have two vineyards; Lujan De Cuyo, established on the family property, and another one in the Uco Valley sub-region of Mendoza; Finca Don Antonio.
Their wines are made from regional staples such as Malbec, and Bonarda, as well as a range of more global varieties.