Norton Reserva Cabernet Franc is a benchmark wine from the heart of Lujan de Cuyo, the historic center of wine production in Mendoza and Argentina. Norton seeks out exceptional vineyards with 20-40 year old vines and blends this Cabernet Franc for an expressive, textured wine. The result is a testament to Norton's 125 years of history and vision for great wines.

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2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The season was relatively dry with very little rainfall and the occasional frost and hail. Winter was cool and dry. The summer brought high temperatures, which were carefully managed in the vineyard.
Tasting Note
Red fruit, red spice, and red floral aromas mingle in a unique profile of paprika and rosehip. Fruity and firm, this Cabernet Franc offers harbal tannin and beautiful structure.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Franc
PH: 3.46
ACIDITY: 6.37 g/l
ABV: 14.6%
AGING: Fermented in historic concrete tanks, aged 12 months in 2nd use or older French oak barrels, with 6 months in bottle before release
Unique Selling Points
  • Bold wine showcasing ripe, concentrated flavors.
  • Aged in 100% French Oak followed by 3 months of bottle aging.
  • Made from vines that are 30 to 50 years old.

About the Grape

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc usually shows tart red cherry and wild currant aromas and flavors with an herbal, spicy character. In the Loire, esp. Chinon and Saumur-Champigny, this grape shows firm minerality.
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