Fuego Blanco, Cabernet Franc Malbec 2013, Pedernal Valley, Argentina
Tasting Note: Argentinean cabernet franc is its own treat worthy of single-varietal bottling.
But when paired with malbec, you’ll see why this combination of aromatics and structure is grape pairing heaven on your palate.
This rare cabernet franc and malbec blend could be the next big thing to come out of Argentina – and once you taste it, you’ll know why.
Deep-intensity purple-to-ruby in color this aromatic wine has a nose of ripe raspberry, red currant, black cherry and baked plum layered with clove baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied red blend of cabernet franc (60%) and malbec (40%) reveals the red fruit suggested on the nose layered with well-integrated, supple, medium-plus tannin.
There is complexity and balance between the fruit and tannin character that is supported by medium acidity that gives added lift.
Bottle Note: 60% Cabernet franc, 40% Malbec. Co-Fermented. Limited edition. Pedernal is a valley formed by the movement of the Pedernal hill that leaves the valley embraced by the oriental mountain chain and the Andes mountain. Perdernal means silex rock used in pre-historic times to light fire or make cutting tools. They are rocks of glacier formation almost entirely plane, very rich in chale and slate.
Importer: Tri-Vin Imports, Inc., Mount Vernon, New York
Tasting Date: January 20, 2017