Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc

Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc

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Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc from Mendoza

Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc is one of the best wines to come from Andeluna Wines. Made only in the very best years this superb Cabernet Franc is aged in oak for 18 months in a mixture of American and French casks and then a further 8 months in bottle. The resulting wine is a stunning example of this grape variety and shows how amazing Cab Franc can actually be in the hands of a great winemaker. The Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc is a multi award winning wine and is highly regarded throughout the wine world.

Winery Information:

The name "Andeluna" evokes the gorgeous scenery of the Andes Mountains under the light of a full Argentinean Moon. Andeluna Wines is a boutique winery with estate-owned vineyards fo8nded in 2003 by the partnership of an American businessman and a passionate Argentine vintner. Michel Rolland, a French specialist and wine guru, works with winemaker Silvio Alberto to create boutique wines from their low-yield vines. The winery and voneyards cover almost 200 acres and are located 1,300 meters above sea level inn the Uco Valley of the Mondoza region. Their 4,500 square meter wine cellar and in-house laboratory allow them to produce wines to a high standard. The winery cow combines top-of-the-line winemaking processes with the culture and terroir of Mendoza to produce award-winning red wines.

Vinification
After selecting the very best bunches, the grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in new French (85%) and American (15%) oak for eighteen months and for a further eight months in the bottle before release. This wine was hand crafted by winemaker, Silvio Alberto, in collaboration with Michel Rolland.

Viticulture
Grapes come from our vineyards located in Tupungato at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level. The plants are irrigated by a drop-water system that regulate and supply the exact amount of water that the plant needs.

Tasting Note
The Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc has aromas of sweet red pepper, anise and cumin with notes of caramel, dark chocolate and spices. Flavors of ripe plum, oregano and black olives combine with notes of toasted almonds and spices to complement the sweet, silky tannins. This exceptional wine has a sweet entrance with a complex burst of fruit and spice and a long, elegant finish.

Awards
Decanter Regional Trophy Vintage 2006 - Robert Parker 90pts Vintage 2005 - Decanter International Trophy Vintage 2003 Top wine of the World

Country / Region / Appellation
AR / Mendoza / Uco Valley

Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes-Yes

Milk/Eggs - No/No

Contains Sulphites - Yes

ABV% - 15.5%

Grape Variety - 100% Cabernet Franc

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Winemaker
Silvio Alberto

Additional Resources:
http://www.andeluna.com.ar/