La Mascota Cabernet Franc
The vines receive fresh breezes descending from the mountains and blowing along the river, all of which contributes to the generation of wide temperature ranges.
The soil is predominantly alluvial, with a clay-loam surface. La Mascota finds itself set in perfect surroundings, and one the most renowned and prestigious wine-growing regions in Mendoza. The average age of the vineyards is 30 years, ranging from the 5-year-old new blocks to the oldest ones planted in the 70’s.
Vinification and maturation
Hand harvesting in plastic bins. Bunch selection. Destemming and crushing. Berries selection. Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks during a minimum of 25 days at 23-25 °C. Natural malolactic fermentation. 15 months aged in new French and American oak barrels. Filtering. Bottling.
La Mascota Cabernet Franc is a ruby red wine with subtle violet hues and intense aromas evoking cassis, blackcurrants and sweet spices such as black pepper and clove. In the mouth, this perfectly structured wine displays ripe red fruit flavors with notes of eucalyptus and black pepper. An elegant, perfectly balanced wine, with a well-structured, lingering finish.
An ideal wine to be paired with ham, pasta and vegetarian dishes.
Medals / Press reviews
92 points James Suckling (2016)