Salentein Numina Cabernet Franc, Uco Valley, Mendoza

Salentein Numina Cabernet Franc, Uco Valley, Mendoza

The grapes are sourced from two El Oasis vineyard plots, planted in 2000. Cold macerated for six days; fermentation was carried out in oak casks for twelve days and macerated for ten more days. The wine was then racked into oak barrels for the malolactic fermentation and ageing. The nose displays a very good varietal expression with aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry with spiced notes such as clove and black pepper. In the mouth; it is unctuous with a gentle attack, with sweet and round tannins, a balanced, yet good acidity and a lingering finish. Tim Atkin awarded the 2012 vintage 94 points in his Argentina Report in 2015 and the 2011 vintage won the Best Cabernet Franc Trophy at the 2014 Argentina Wine Awards.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Argentina
  • Region: Mendoza
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Salentein
  • Primary grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £20.46
  • Code: 30021
  • Expression: Barrel