Blanc de Franc, 2020
A refreshing rosé with intense floral aromas and spicy and herbal notes of white pepper, tomato leaf and basil. A silky texture and beautifully balanced by bright acidity with a crisp, spicy finish.
Meet the maker: Andeluna
Region: Tupungata, Uco Valley, Mendoza – Argentina
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc (100%)
12.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
The grapes are grown in Tupungato, in the Uco Valley at an elevation of 1,300 metres above sea level.
At this altitude the diurnal temperature swings have a great influence on the vines, creating a long, gradual ripening process.
The grapes develop thicker skins to protect themselves against the intense sunlight, resulting in concentrated flavours and deep colours.
The cool temperatures encourage balancing fresh acidity and high aromatic intensity.
The microclimate also helps to keep the vines healthy and naturally controls the vigour of the vine, resulting in low yields of concentrated juice.
The fruit was vinified with minimal intervention following a philosophy of respecting the grape’s origins and terroir.
The Cabernet Franc grapes were treated as though they were a white variety in the vineyard and the cellar.
The grapes were immediately pressed with the free run juice being separated from the pressed juice. Only the free run juice was used for this wine.
Fermentation took place with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks, without the influence of oak, in order to retain the purity of fruit.