Gran Cabernet Franc, Gran Malbec and Gran Corte have become three great Argentinian
wines of reference with three different styles.
Produced from 100% cabernet franc grapes, it is aged for 14 months: 100% in french foudres.
Reddish tones of medium to high intensity. On the nose this wine expresses all the elegance of the varietal; bell pepper and roses, molded by the minerality of the terroir and some slight oak descriptors. The mouthfeel has medium intensity and a silky texture. Elegant and delicate finish that makes it possible to enjoy the varietal typicity without overpowering oak.
Ageing potential: 8 years
“Since 2007, when we obtained our first harvest of Cabernet Franc, we were impressed by the character of this varietal and, over the years, we have been surprised by the continuity in the quality of it.From that moment, we have confidence in this varietal, fully adapted to our terroir, with particular characteristics and different from the rest of the Cabernet Franc in the world.”
Produced from 100% malbec grapes, it is aged for 18 months: 30% in new barrels, 30% in second-fill barrels and 40% in vats.
It has violet intense tones, typical of the Uco region; the extremely expressive nose opens with a dominant note of fresh fruit highlighted by hints of red currant, plum, red cherries and floral aromas such as violet. The resin is very subtle, it increases the aromatic complexity achieving a perfect balance between fruit and oak.
On the palate, the attack is round with delicate velvety tannins for a mineral, fresh wine with a long finish.
Ageing potential: 5 to 8 years, obtaining tertiary aromas and improving the bouquet.
“With regard to this genuine varietal wine from a single terroir, we prefer harvesting in two steps,” explains Pablo Richardi.
In late March when the acidity in the grapes is still high, which will ensure the wine’s freshness; and then again in mid-April when the grapes are at optimal maturity, which increases volume in mouth.
Blending batches produced separately guarantees the wine will have good complexity and balance.
It is an assemblage wine in which we gain elegance by mixing different components and varietals. The typical malbec from Argentina marks its identity with its aromas of violet and prunes. Malbec is a very intense wine and it is cabernet franc who brings elegance and subtlety with very soft tannins and rose aromas.
All these components provide the complexity and elegance which are necessary for a great wine. Due to its initial great tannic structure, this wine needs 18 months in barrels to refine its tannins without losing body.
It offers a deep intense colour, an enchanting nose of fresh fruit – red currant and cherry – interwoven with notes of liquorice and spice, along with slight roasted aromas from the oak with toasted almonds and vanilla.
On the palate, the attack is generous and round with muted tannins and a long finish. There is a subtle expression of power.
Ageing potential: 10 years.