Serbal Cabernet Franc (unoaked) 2017

Serbal Cabernet Franc (unoaked) 2017

This delightful Cabernet Franc was previously a blending component in the equally lovely Serbal Assemblage (blend). Such was its influence on that blend we suggested to Atamisque they go the whole hog and bottle this as a single varietal, and so the wine was born. Classic Cab Franc notes of fresh capsicum and pencil shavings on the nose, fresh and clean on the palate with delicious red berry fruits.

Cab Franc from Argentina has a great future, we believe, the only restriction being the very small number of hectares currently planted, but that is changing as producers see the potential. In the meantime, we reckon this is the best value example you will find in the country.

“A fantastic example of Cabernet Franc from the cool mountains, with a beautifully judged ripeness, balanced by freshness and clever use of oak. Savoury, complex and long-lingering.”

93 / 100, Paz Levinson, Decanter Magazine South American Cabernet Franc, October 2018 (2017 vintage)

“Cabernet Franc adapts well to the high vineyards of Mendoza, with Atamisque using it for a gorgeously aromatic, ripely fruited delight. “

The Observer, (2017 vintage)

92 / 100, Decanter World Wine Awards (2017 vintage)

91 / 100, Tim Atkin (2017 vintage)

"Serbal is the cheaper of the (three, Ed) ranges at Atamisque, which makes this scented, refined Cabernet Franc an outstanding bargain. Poised and perfumed, it has a touch of oak, cool elegance and notes of green pepper, chalk and cassis."

93 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2016 Special Report (2015 vintage)

Gold List, Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 (2014 vintage)

Silver Medal, Argentina Wine Awards 2015 (2014 vintage)

"One of my favourite Uco Valley Cabernet Francs, this is floral, herbal and finely balanced with succulent tannins, bright acidity and flavours of cut grass and graphite. Classy wine from Philippe Caraguel."  

93 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2015 Special Report (2014 vintage)

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