Altura Cabernet Franc

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Bodega Norton

Altura Cabernet Franc

Region: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco

AVAILABLE MARKETS: California, New York

Altura means altitude, height above sea level, a combination of daytime solar intensity and atmospheric pressure. Altura was inspired by the connection between soil and elevation and microclimate in a special vineyard located in Uco Valley in Mendoza. This Cabernet Franc is sourced from Bodega Norton's Altamira estate vineyard.

92 Points

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2018 vintage
92 Points

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2017 vintage
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tasting note

This exclusive Cabernet Franc displays wild freshness with a hint of mint and spiced notes. Its complexity, bold structure and velvety finish convey the extreme conditions of the terroir.

food pairing

Pairs well with steaks, poultry, game meats, and grilled vegetables.

points of distinction

  • Sourced from Bodega Norton's Altamira estate vineyard in the Valle de Uco.
  • Showcases the Cabernet Franc varietal grown over 3,600 ft above sea level.
  • Grapes are hand-picked and sorted prior to vinification.
  • Fermented in concrete tanks and aged in 2nd use French oak barrels.
  • Grown in complex soils featuring alluvial and sandy components.
  • about the grape +
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Founded in 1895, Bodega Norton is one of the most awarded Argentinean wine brands in the U.S. with more than 150 international wine awards to date. Bodega Norton combines a modern, state-of-the-art facility with rich heritage and old world charm.

– David Bonomi, Chief Winemaker

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