Guarda Cabernet Franc 2017
100% Cabernet Franc.
Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza. Planted in 1993. Altitude 950 masl.
High vine. Drip irrigation. Cordon pruning with spurs. Average yield: 80 q/ha.
In stainless steel tanks. Pre fermentative cold maceration for 3 days. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. During this stage it undergoes daily pump overs and delestages. The total maceration time is between 20 and 25 days at a maximum temperature of 30º-31°. The end of maceration is determined by the tasting. The Malolactic fermentation is spontaneous.
100% of the wine spent 12 months in French oak barrels
Storage in bottle
Over 10 years
||TOTAL ACIDITY 5.6 g/l
|SUGAR RESIDUE 3.9
||NUMBER OF BOTTLES
COLOR: ruby red color with violet hues.
AROMA: intense red fruit jam aroma, hints of eucalyptus and cedar, and some spice.
FLAVOR: the first taste is sweet, ripe tannins and excellent lubricity. It has a long, lingering finish.
Ideal with grilled meats, duck, lamb and well aged cheeses.