Bodega de la Fin del Mundo
Cabernet Franc 2018 – Bodega del Fin del Mundo
Very fruity aromas, with notes of red fruit, blackberries, cassis and black cherries alongside typical herbaceous notes of green bell pepper. 18 months ageing in oak barrels, give this wine spicy, coconut, tobacco and smoke flavours. Long finish on the palate.
Drink now to 2024.
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Bodega Del Fin Del Mundo has been producing wines since 2002 in San Patricio del Chañar, Province of Neuquén, North of Patagonia Argentina. The winery is part of Eurnekian Family Wine Estates, representing the purest of one of the southernmost terroirs in the world.
The goal is to create wines that reflect their location, full of sun and Patagonian freshness. This privileged terroir is one of the world’s southernmost wine regions. The history of this valley begins in the 1970s with fruit orchards that infused life to the area.
In 1990 they were the first to vision that, the Patagonian desert had a great hidden wine potential. Work began in the fields of San Patricio del Chañar with one objective in mind: to create high quality wines with their own identity, able to seduce the international palate.
France is the largest producer with the famous “Right Bank” Bordeaux blend features Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and also The Loire Valley is specializes but as a single-varietal wine.
Italy is the second largest producer, much of it is made in Friuli Venezia Giulia but the most famous Italian Cabernet Franc comes from Tuscany as know as “Super Tuscan”.
A great example of a Super Tuscan will have ripe and rich aromas of black cherry, blackberry, cocoa, red pepper flakes and a hint of chalky dry gravel and leather. On the palate there will be boldness from elevated alcohol with mocha, cinnamon, and plum flavors complimented by medium-high acidity and moderately high tannin.
DNA analysis has proven that Cabernet Franc is the parent of both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (for the latter, the other parent being Sauvignon Blanc).