Atamisque 2022 Serbal Cabernet Franc

£15.75
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SKU
ARUCRATCF23B

Atamisque is one of the most exciting producers from Argentina to enter our radar for many years. What we love most is the wide range of varieties they produce, not just Malbec. Here, you can find Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Noir.

Next to Malbec, Cabernet Franc is Argentina's most highly regarded grape variety. Despite this, it is merely the 15th most widely planted variety. One day, the penny will drop. Atamisque's version is simply gorgeous: precise in its varietal character due to its simple winemaking and ageing only in steel tanks—deep, scented, black forest fruits, crunchy, balanced and fresh.

Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2024 - 2029

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 14%

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The Producer

Bodega Atamisque

Bodega Atamisque

Renowned and Highly Original Winery with High Altitude Vineyards in Tupungato

Located in the district of Tupungato, Uco Valley, with vineyards at around 1,300 metres elevation, this stunning yet highly effective winery is the first you will see on the famous 'Ruta del Vino'. Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, the winery benefits from the unique microclimate and high altitude, which contribute to the exceptional quality of their wine. This is where the masterful Philippe Caraguel quietly practices his craft, infusing European elegance into the fruits of their 100% estate-owned vineyards, many of which feature ancient vines.

Atamisque is renowned for its exceptional Malbec, but it's the 'other' varietals and blends that truly pique curiosity and reflect the unique Uco expression. Notably, the Serbal Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are a testament to their unwavering commitment to producing unmatched quality and character wines.

The Sub Region

Uco Valley

Uco Valley

Uco Valley, located in the Mendoza region of Argentina, is a premier wine-producing area known for its high-altitude vineyards and exceptional wines. Situated at the foothills of the Andes, the valley stretches across the departments of Tunuyán, Tupungato, and San Carlos. The vineyards in Uco Valley are positioned at elevations ranging from 900 to 1,500 meters (approximately 3,000 to 5,000 feet) above sea level, which is among the highest in the world for viticulture. Beyond its vineyards, Uco Valley offers a rich cultural heritage and stunning natural landscapes, making it a perfect destination for wine enthusiasts and tourists.

This high elevation plays a crucial role in the valley's unique terroir. The intense sunlight and cooler temperatures, especially the significant diurnal temperature variation, create ideal growing conditions for grapes. The warm days ensure optimal ripening, while the cool nights help retain acidity, resulting in wines with balanced flavours and complexity. Additionally, the alluvial soils, a mix of sand, silt, and clay with good drainage properties, contribute to the distinctive minerality and structure of the wines.

Uco Valley is renowned for its Malbec, a grape that produces wines with deep, dark hues, luscious fruit flavours, and velvety textures. These wines often feature hints of blackberry, plum, and violet, with a touch of spice. In addition to Malbec, the valley excels in crafting top-notch Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay, each showcasing unique characteristics influenced by the region's terroir. The white wines, particularly Chardonnay, are appreciated for their refreshing acidity, lively citrus flavours, and delicate minerality, offering a sensory journey that will excite any wine lover.

Uco Valley's unique blend of high altitude, optimal climate, and diverse soils sets it apart as one of Argentina's most exclusive and dynamic wine regions. It is revered for its distinctive and high-quality wines, a true privilege for any wine enthusiast.

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