Mauricio Lorca Fantasia Cabernet Franc
This Cabernet Franc from Mauricio Lorca is great value for money, like all Mauricio Lorca’s Fantasia range. The vineyards are in Vista Flores in the Uco Valley, regarded as the best area in all Argentina for growing high quality grapes. Mauricio is one of Mendoza’s best winemakers and consistently produces delicious wines at affordable prices.
This is 100% Cabernet Franc. 30% was aged in oak while the remaining portion was left unoaked to retain the purity of fruit.
I love Cabernet Franc and this is a great example for anybody who maybe has never had a single varietal Cab Franc before and wants to try one. Red cherry and raspberry fruit with just a hint of oak. Quite full and round in the mouth but light and fresh with good acidity. Lovely on it’s own or due to it’s good acidity will pair with roast meats or BBQ.
Mauricio Lorca Fantasia range are a great introduction to the quality of modern Argentine wines. Mauricio himself is a sought after winemaker and as well as his own brand he also makes wines for a variety of other good wineries such as Enrique Foster and Eral Bravo, after working his way up through wineries such as Catena, Luigi Bosca and Finca La Celia.
His pioneering style of minimal use of oak lets him produce fruit driven wines and theis Fantasia range is just that, with all of the reds restricted to only 30% oak ageing.
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