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Zorzal Cabernet Franc Gran Terroir 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Gualtallary
JS
93
WA
92
VM
92
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
This has a fresh, vibrant aromas of red and pink berries with assertive, cedary oak. The palate has impressive tannin structure and a very supple, fleshy and crunchy feel to the spicy, long finish. Drink or hold. ... More details
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Zorzal Cabernet Franc Gran Terroir 2019 750ml

SKU 853579
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Professional Ratings
JS
93
WA
92
VM
92
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
This has a fresh, vibrant aromas of red and pink berries with assertive, cedary oak. The palate has impressive tannin structure and a very supple, fleshy and crunchy feel to the spicy, long finish. Drink or hold.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The new 2019 Gran Terroir Cabernet Franc is a peppery and spicy wine produced with part of the grapes planted around the winery and some grapes from Tupungato Winelands. It has strong varietal aromas and flavors and is pungent and powerful, with fine-grained tannins and a dry, chalky finish. It matured in third and fourth use barrels for eight months. 7,950 bottles were filled in December 2019.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
A new release, this Cabernet Franc was aged for nine months in used barrels. Fruity on the nose, with red currant, cherry and herbal notes. Constrained but juicy on the palate; the feel is electric, as the sugary freshness and chalky tannins vie for supremacy. Very interesting.
Winery
•100% Cabernet Franc. •Hand-harvested from a single vineyard in Gualtallary. •Sandy soil mixed with limestone and granite. •Organically farmed, moving towards biodynamic. •Native yeast fermentation. •9 months on lees in neutral French oak barrels.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Gualtallary
Overview
Rated 93 - This has a fresh, vibrant aromas of red and pink berries with assertive, cedary oak. The palate has impressive tannin structure and a very supple, fleshy and crunchy feel to the spicy, long finish. Drink or hold.
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc varietal grapes are a key ingredient in many of the finest wines in the world. For centuries they have been used in their native France for balancing out and adding their unique flavor and aroma to the finest wines of the Bordeaux region, and in more recent decades, they have been used all over the New World in attempts to emulate this most illustrious of wine styles. Alone, Cabernet Franc is an exciting, rich and elegant wine grape, producing wines packed full of interesting and highly aromatic characteristics. Violets, tobacco, bell pepper, blackcurrant and several other notes are regularly found within wines made from this grape, and the rich, pale garnet red color they offer makes them a favorite for both vintners and wine drinkers around the world.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

The region of Cuyo has been internationally associated with fine Argentinian wine for several decades, and has a wine history which stretches back centuries to the time of the original Spanish settlers, who sought areas in which to plant imported grape vines for sacramental wine production. The region contains several of Argentina's most renowned and widely appreciated provinces, including the Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and San Luis, and the mountainous nature of this arid region provides an ideal environment for vineyard cultivation. As the mighty Desaguadero River snakes its way between the Andes, it deposits plenty of important minerals in the soil, which allow grape varietals closely associated with the Argentinian wine industry – such as Malbec – to grow to a perfect level of ripeness. As such, even in the driest areas of the Cuyo region, flavorful and fruit-forward wines are produced in impressive amounts.
fields

Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.
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green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc varietal grapes are a key ingredient in many of the finest wines in the world. For centuries they have been used in their native France for balancing out and adding their unique flavor and aroma to the finest wines of the Bordeaux region, and in more recent decades, they have been used all over the New World in attempts to emulate this most illustrious of wine styles. Alone, Cabernet Franc is an exciting, rich and elegant wine grape, producing wines packed full of interesting and highly aromatic characteristics. Violets, tobacco, bell pepper, blackcurrant and several other notes are regularly found within wines made from this grape, and the rich, pale garnet red color they offer makes them a favorite for both vintners and wine drinkers around the world.
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Region: Cuyo

The region of Cuyo has been internationally associated with fine Argentinian wine for several decades, and has a wine history which stretches back centuries to the time of the original Spanish settlers, who sought areas in which to plant imported grape vines for sacramental wine production. The region contains several of Argentina's most renowned and widely appreciated provinces, including the Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and San Luis, and the mountainous nature of this arid region provides an ideal environment for vineyard cultivation. As the mighty Desaguadero River snakes its way between the Andes, it deposits plenty of important minerals in the soil, which allow grape varietals closely associated with the Argentinian wine industry – such as Malbec – to grow to a perfect level of ripeness. As such, even in the driest areas of the Cuyo region, flavorful and fruit-forward wines are produced in impressive amounts.
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In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.