Melipal, Cabernet Franc 2013, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: A well-made cabernet franc with lots of red and black fruit to recommend it especially for the price point.
This purple to ruby-colored red has a warm nose of red and black plum with a touch of blackberry.
Aromas on the nose carry to the palate with fruit flavors dominating the entire length of the taste.
While the wine is 14.5% alcohol, you don’t feel the alcohol immediately but you can feel its warmth and of course “the aftershocks.”
Bottle Note (Spanish): Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc, Denominacion: Argelo, Lujuan de Cuyo, Vinedos: Manejados bajo normas de viticulture sustentable, Ano de Plantacion: Finca Melipal 2003, Altura: 980 mts (3215 ft), Crianza: 12 meses en roble Frances.
Importer/Distributor: Lutecia Americas S.A.
Tasted: Azafran Restaurant, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Date: January 17, 2016