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August 15, 2019
Hailing from the Loire Valley in France, and traditionally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is getting a new lease of life in Argentina, with winemakers achieving excellent results as a single varietal. Volumes are fairly small and the best expressions are coming out of higher altitude vineyards, such as Gualtallary or Uco Valley. It’s an easy-going wine, with plenty of soft red fruit character, lively acidity and gentle tannins, particularly in cooler climates.
Tempranillo arrived in Argentina with the Spanish settlers, but it’s only in recent years that winemakers have started experimenting with the grape in the cooler Andean foothills, such as La Consulta in the Uco Valley.