Nose

The nose is intense, packed with ripe red currant fruit laced with sweet spice and vanilla.

Palate

On the palate, a sweet velvety attack leads to a wine of concentrated ripe red berries with a touch of eucalyptus and black pepper. Elegant and well balanced, has a long, lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

La Pirámide Vineyard, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo. Elevation (meters): 950 mts. Nicasia Vineyard, Altamira, San Carlos, Valle de Uco. Elevation (meters): 1095 mts.

Harvest

Dry Farming, Cool Climate and Eternal Snow. The coolest vintage in the last thirty years, 2016 was marked by "El Niño", low yields and a fully snow-covered view of the Andes through the summer. The rains came together with cooler than usual days which saved us from any rot by lowering yields and shortening the harvest season. Our vineyards were mostly dry farmed; natural acidities are extremely high and alcohols low, in the 12-13 range. The 2016 wines might take longer than usual to be ready for drinking.

Bottling

Unfined and unfiltered

Winemaking

Maximum fermentation temperature 28°-30°C. Length of maceration 28-30 days.

Aging

Aged in French oak for 18 months.

Appearance

Angelica Zapata Cabernet Franc Alta offers a dark red ruby colour with light shades of violet.

Food Pairing

This wine is made to be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.