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Bodega del Desierto Cabernet Franc 25/5 2010

Bodega del Desierto Cabernet Franc 25/5 750ml 2010      
Sku: 1809215*

Bodega del Desierto is a 345 acre estate owned by the sibling team of Armando and Maria Loson. Located in the La Pampa province of the Alto Valle Rio Colorado, Argentina, the wines were named in honor of the local town and in recognition of the 1810 revolution that led to Argentina’s independence from Spain. The strong Patagonian wind and arid desert conditions produce bold red wines and aromatic, delicate whites. Bodega del Desierto produces two tiers of wine – Desierto 25 and the premium Desierto Pampa. At harvest, the grapes arrive at the winery within the hour to preserve freshness and acidity. Winemaker Sebastian Cavagnaro works hand in hand with vineyard manager Adrian Barrios and consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs.

Tasting notes
A full-bodied wine offering pretty aromas of cassisand spicy tannins on the long finish.

 Wine Spectator 88 points (Aug 31 2013)
Medium- to full-bodied, with hints of grilled herb, spice and cured olive to the dark berry fruit, leading to a hot finish. Drink now. 4,416 cases made. –NW

Technical notes
The vines are planted to deep sand, rocks and stones. Grapes were cold soaked and the wine was fermented with cultured yeasts for 12 days with daily pump overs and delestage. The wine was aged in French (70%) and American (30%) oak for nine months.

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Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Argentina
Region: Andean North West
Sub-Region: La Pampa
Appellation: Alto Valle del Rio Colorado
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Type: Still wine
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