Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc 2015


£33.61 Price Per Bottle

£201.70 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Andeluna

Tasting notes - Intense aromas fill the glass, with deep red fruits and a remarkable presence of red bell pepper, fennel, mint, anise, eucalyptus and basil. A structured, full bodied wine, with rounded tannins which result in a pleasant and persistent finish.

Awards

93 Pts, Decanter, 2018

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A very refined wine showing a lovely combination of coffee beans, cigar box and notes of orange peel, silky with a full, long herbal finish.

Producer Note

Founded in 2003, Andeluna is a small boutique winery specialising in premium Bordeaux varietals of world class recognition. The vineyard covers 70 hectares in the beautiful Uco Valley near Tupungato, one of the best subregions of Mendoza. By night you can often see the moon illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains nearby and the winery has been named after this stunning scene. Situated at an altitude of 1,300 metres, the vineyard produces some of the best fruit in Argentina. Winemaker, Manuel Gonzalez (previously Head Winemaker at Pulenta Estate and Chief Oenologist at Trivento) works alongside Andeluna's wine consultant Hans Vinding Diers to make outstanding wines which have propelled this producer into the global spotlight in a very short space of time. Their Pasionado range is only made in exceptional vintages and rivals some of the great wines of the world.

Vintage

2014 was a challenging vintage with severe frosts significantly reducing the yields. December and January saw heatwaves which helped the growing season to progress, but late season heavy rainfall and lower temperatures just before the harvest threatened the vintage with mildew and rot. The timing of the harvest was crucial to avoid rot and careful selections took place and only the best grapes were vinified. The wines show fine aromatics and fruit concentration, with refined tannins.

Vineyard

The grapes come from vineyards located in Gualtallary in Tupungato at an altitude of 1,300 metres above sea level. The plants are irrigated by a drip-water system that regulates and supplies the exact amount of water that the plant needs. The vines are grown in alluvial, sandy and permeable soils.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-picked in the coolness of dawn in April, when they had reached full polyphenolic maturity. The berries were manually selected and the best berries underwent cold pre- fermentation maceration. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 26°C. The wine was aged in new French oak barrels for a period of 12 to 18 months and then cellared in bottles for a minimum of eight months prior to its release. Tasting Note

Intense aromas fill the glass, with deep red fruits and a remarkable presence of red bell pepper, fennel, mint, anise, eucalyptus and basil. A structured, full bodied wine, with rounded tannins which result in a pleasant and persistent finish.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with full, fattier bodied meats as steak or lamb. Decant and serve at 16°C.

Grape

Cabernet Franc 100%

5856015A
6 Items

Data sheet

Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Mendoza

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Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc 2015

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Andeluna

Tasting notes - Intense aromas fill the glass, with deep red fruits and a remarkable presence of red bell pepper, fennel, mint, anise, eucalyptus and basil. A structured, full bodied wine, with rounded tannins which result in a pleasant and persistent finish.

Awards

93 Pts, Decanter, 2018

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