Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Cabernet Franc 2016.
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli (Bodegas Norton). Using the experience, knowledge and passion passed down from his father, Matias decided to set up his very own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 20 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujan deCuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.Vineyard Vista Flores is located in the Uco Valley, the vineyard is eight years old (20%) with a yield of 35hl/ha. Deleafing and green picking is performed in January. Harvesting takes place from the second week to the end of April. Harvesting is performed manually in small trays of 20kg, in order to preserve the quality of the grapes. Meticulous double sorting is performed by hand, prior to vinification to ensure the selection of the best grapes.
Temperature controlled fermentation takes place at 28°C, with four pump overs and a long maceration of 30 days. 100% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Final clarification with fresh egg whites.
The Matias Riccitelli Cabernet Franc has a dark red color with violet shiny tones. This is a very complex and elegant red wine with aromas of wild black berries, blackcherries, liquorice and floral aromas. This Perfectly balanced Malbec has great structure with a round and elegant finish.
Best served with grilled meat, rich cheeses and chocolate
Grape - Cabernet Franc 100%
Country - Argentina.
Body Value: E (A is light, E is full bodied).
Residual Sugar: 2.
Contains Sulphites: Yes.
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