Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Franc 2016

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Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Franc 2016

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 2016

A brooding and powerful 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.


Vintage
2016 was a cool vintage marked by high rainfall. Low temperatures throughout the
season imparted the fruit with an intense concentration of aromas.


Vineyard
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.


Winemaking
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.


Grape
Cabernet Franc 100%

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