2018 Tomero Cabernet Franc

Mendoza, Argentina

Rich and energetic Argentinian Cabernet Franc.


Lovely savoury energy.

Stephen Tanzer (Vinous)

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.

The home vineyard, Lujan de Cuyo
The home vineyard, Lujan de Cuyo
Mendoza, Argentina
Additional Info

From The Producer

Temperatures vary throughout the cycle from 35° C on the hottest days warm to -5°C on the coldest mornings. The area has a optimal thermal amplitude to achieve the desired grape quality.

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Carlos and Paula Pulenta
Carlos and Paula Pulenta
Mendoza, Argentina
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Full dark red. Varietally expressive scents of redcurrant, tobacco leaf, licorice and musky herbs are lifted by a peppery element. Densely packed, dusty and light on its feet, displaying enticing red and darker berry intensity without undue fat or sweetness. A penetrating midweight with fine-grained tannins, lovely savory energy and persistent finishing flavors of dark berries and spices. I'd wait until next year to pull the cork but even today there's nothing out of place." Stephen Tanzer 07/2019 (Vinous)


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