Zorzal, 'Eggo Franco', 2018, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina


A fine example of Cabernet Franc, this wine shows extraordinary aromatic purity, expressing white pepper, green pepper and spicy notes highlighted by mineral overtones. The juicy fruit on the palate is textured and leads to a long, satisfying finish. Despite high alcohol, it's actually medium bodied, soft, and very approachable.

The grapes were placed in cement 'egg shaped' fermenters to allow fermentation to take place spontaneously with native yeasts. The egg shape of the fermenter facilitates vinification without the need for numerous pump-overs to extract components, as the contents are constantly moving allowing a gentler process.

Zorzal is an Argentinian boutique winery which has been dedicated to the production of high quality wines since 2008 and is located at the highest point of the Uco Valley. Hailed as one of the most exclusive and well-regarded areas for viticulture in Argentina, the terroir is revealed in the Zorzal wines through a respectful, non invasive winemaking process that puts austerity before exuberance and fruit before wood.

Producer: Zorzal

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza (Tupungato sub-zone)

Grapes: Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol: 14.5%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan