CAT Las Pintadas Cabernet Franc 2017
Las Pintadas, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
30% of the wine fermented in plastic bins alternating layers of whole cluster with destemmed grape. The remaining 70% fermented in plastic bines. We perform soft daily punching movements and uncover the flowering wine along with the press in barrels until bottled.
9 months aged in second and third use French oak barrels
Deep ruby red in colour, very aromatic on the nose with notes of ripe dark fruits, red pepper and a touch of vanilla from the oak. Surprisingly fresh on the palate with decent acidity to balance the fruit.