Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Franc 2018

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Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Franc 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - Dark red colour with violet shiny tones. A very complex and elegant wine with aromas of wild black berries, black cherries, liquorice and floral aromas. Perfectly balanced with a great structure, round and elegant finish.

Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Franc 2018

A perfumed and elegant wine with blackcurrant, leather,
spice and graphite flavours, rich, silky and intense yet
retaining a lovely freshness.
Producer Note
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at
some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the
world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own winery
in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within the
premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic
project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.
2018 saw an absence of high temperatures, so the grapes ripened slowly and
gradually. The dry summer weather and cooler temperatures resulted in grapes of
excellent health and good quality at harvest time. The volume harvested was below
average of the past decade, but the resulting wines are of excellent quality. The whites
are very pure, aromatic, fresh, precise and vibrant.
This is a blend of three different terroirs each imparting their own characteristics on the
resulting wine. 50% of the grapes come from Agrelo in Luján de Cuyo 15 year old vines.
Situated at 1,000 metres the diurnal temperature variation is the star feature of the
Agrelo terroir, extending the ripening period which balances the crisp acidity and
produces complex flavours in the grapes. 25% from Altamira in the Valle de Uco where
the vines are eight years old and 25% from Vistaflores in the Valle de Uco where the
vines are eight years old. The vineyard is carefully managed throughout the year, with
deleafing and green harvesting being performed in January. Harvesting takes place
during the latter part of April and is manually picked into small trays of 20 kilograms.
Following a meticulous double sorting, the clusters were destemmed and vinified in
small concrete vats. Fermentation took place naturally, without any additions at
controlled temperatures of 20°C. Pump overs took place to ensure the desired level of
extraction and 28 days of skin contact maceration imparted wonderful structure to the
wine. 100% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels of first, second and third use.
Tasting Note
Dark red in colour with violet tones, this is a complex and elegant wine, delivering pure
aromas of wild blackberries, black cherries, chocolate and vanilla. Perfectly balanced,
with a gorgeous rounded texture and an elegant finish.
Cabernet Franc 100%

Winemaker: Matias Riccitelli
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Lujan de Cuyo
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%

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