Cabernet Franc 2013
Diane plucked this beauty out of the woods while I was on vacation.
Cabernet Franc is on fire right now and it's easy to see why.
While researching more about this wine I found this great analogy....“For the last three weeks in Mendoza I’ve only been drinking one variety. It’s abounding with rich, dark fruit, grows particularly well here and is on the lips of most winemakers. Can you guess what it is yet? No, it’s not Malbec. It is the new dark horse of the eighth wine capital … a sort of Batman of wine lurking in the shadows of Malbec, but gradually taking front stage as Gotham — ahem — Mendoza city wakes up to its power. The new handsome superhero of Mendoza’s wine scene is Cabernet Franc.”
Amanda Barnes-Mendoza-based journalist.
You'll find an exuberant nose with red and black fruit aromas and a hint of mint. On the palate it is fresh and well balanced, with a long finish and round tannins.
The Decanter World Wine Awards, founded in 2004 and the world's biggest wine competition with over 15,000 entries per year, awarded this wine "Best in Show" in 2014.
Hervé Fabre came from a family of wine négociants in Bordeaux. When he arrived in Argentina in the late 1980s, he quietly bought up old vineyards: head-trained Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon that had been planted a hundred years earlier by émigrés from the Southwest of France. By 1997, when he purchased these vines in the Rio Negro province of Patagonia, he was already established as a visionary pioneer in Argentina’s wine renaissance. They are the southernmost vineyards in the world. “I didn’t come to the other side of the world to make something ordinary,” he says.The farming is “natural,” (no pesticides or herbicides), and the grapes are fermented on native yeasts.