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Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc

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Producer Information

There’s something very special going on down a dusty track in one of the farther-flung out posts of Mendoza. A winemaker for years (‘for other people...’ as he puts it), Walter Bressia has spent decades quietly accruing relationships with growers and has emerged with an eclectic portfolio from six sites that, he believes, represents the very best of the region.

Walter Bressia and son Walter Jnr, are crafting their own very compelling expressions of the region and these are intensely personal wines. There’s a kind of secrecy to their source, you can visit the vineyards and they are indeed impressive, gnarly old things, beautifully tended, but there is alchemy back at the bodega. Walter’s fabulous finds have been spun into wines of depth and character. Production isn't huge but the quality and personality of the wines are.

Grapes

Cabernet Franc,

Production

Grapes are sourced from the Agrelo and Valle de Uco regions of Mendoza. These high altitude vineyards situated between 940 and 1,100 metres above sea level produce fruit of exceptional quality. Vines are vertically trained, with 6,500 plants per hectare.

The wine is aged for 15 months in French and American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Classic Cabernet Franc from the high Uco Valley and the quiet master of Mendoza himself.

The nose on this wine is like stepping out from Walter's old Mercedes into this high mountain vineyard - full of dusty mountain air purity and speaks volumes about Uco Valley. The meat & graphite nose follows through on to the palate with shaved pencil notes, fruit of cassis, crushed rocks and ripe cherry tomato. Concentrated yet fine with great varietal typicity and a fresh, contemporary finish.

Serve with a juicy steak and chips, or delicious with a mutton curry.

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