19 Oct Our fabulous Cabernet Franc
You may have seen that our fabulous Reserva Cabernet Franc won another trophy from the Decanter World Wine Awards this year so we thought it was the right time to talk more about this wonderful wine.
Winemaker Hervé is well known for his extensive work with different grape varieties alongside his pioneering approach to malbec and the Fabre Montmayou Reserva Cabernet Franc is a great example of this. Hervé believes that Cabernet Franc is one of the new wave of grapes that will become very fashionable from Argentina, it gives stunning results and he believes consumers are more and more attracted by it.
Our vineyards are located in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza and our cabernet franc vines are on average over 20 years old with a yield of 45 hl/ha. De-leafing and green picking was performed in December then harvest took place in April. The grapes were hand-harvested into small trays to avoid damaging the fruit and then meticulous sorting was performed by hand in order to select only the best grapes.
Fermentation occurred at a controlled temperature of 26-28°C with four pump-overs per day and a long maceration period of twenty days at 25°C. Sixty percent of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for twelve months.
Fabre Montmayou Reserva Cabernet Franc is an intense red colour. Elegant on the nose, with red and black fruit aromas with hints of mint. This wine is fresh and well balanced, with a long finish. We recommend this wine is served with lamb stew, pork, game or chocolate desserts.