Matias Riccitelli Cabernet Franc Vineyard Selection 2016

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Dark red color with violet shiny tones. A very complex and elegant wine with aromas of wild black berries, black cherries, liquorice and floral aromas. Perfectly balanced with a great structure, round and elegant finish.

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RRP: £32.49 (save 14%)

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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 de Cuyo, Mendoza.

This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.

The grapes come from the Vista Flores vineyard located in the Uco Valley. The soil in Agrelo is generally sandy loam with a deeper layer of gravelly stone, made up from eroded, mineral-rich material from the slopes of the Andes. This soil has exceptional drainage. The wines that result from these grapes are firmly structured, with great complexity. In Vista Flores, sandy clay, rock and silty loam are all found throughout the region, providing a well-drained base for the wine.

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.

 
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RRP £32.49
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Serve with grilled meat, rich cheeses and chocolate
Grapes Cabernet Franc 100%
Body E
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Matias Riccitelli

Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.

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