Style- Elegant, fresh, mineral, fruity & spicy red
This Cabernet Franc is intense ruby red in colour. The nose is complex, with aromas of fresh plums and red pepper combined with spicy notes of wild thyme. On the palate, it has beautiful fruit concentration balanced by fresh acidity and minerality, reflecting the high-altitude location of the vineyards. The long, elegant finish displays red fruit and spicy notes.
Grapes were hand picked into 15-kilogram trays before being transferred to the winery to be hand sorted. Pre-fermentation maceration took place at 10ºC for seven days. This was followed by alcoholic fermentation over seven days, at a controlled temperature of 26ºC in concrete tanks using native yeasts. A 20-day long post-fermentation maceration then took place before the wine was decanted into third-use French oak barrels to mature for 12 months. The wine spent a further 12 months in bottle before release.
Originally planting the variety in secret from his father, it was through experimentation that Aurelio Montes Junior discovered that the Uco Valley’s high-altitude vineyards were well suited to growing Cabernet Franc. Aurelio Junior has pioneered this variety in Argentina and, together with a handful of other winemakers, has highlighted the country’s potential to produce top quality Cabernet Franc. ‘Obertura’ displays an intense and complex nose, with fresh redcurrants, plums, and some spicy notes of pepper and clove.