Jaque Mate Reserve

Cabernet Franc Reserve 2018

Tasting Notes:

  • The color is a high intensity violet with a black horseshoe.
  • In the nose it has pyracinic and caramel notes.
  • In the mouth it has a pleasant entrance with memories of spices and overripe peppers typical of grapes expected at maturity.
  • The passage through the oak gives it elegance and roundness achieving perfect balance when it is consumed.

Technical Sheet:

  • Varietal composition: 100% CABERNET FRANC.
  • Alcohol: 13, 80 %.
  • Serving temperature: 57 º – 60 º F.
  • Presentation: 750 cc.
  • Time of aging: From 4 to 6 years.
  • Vineyard location: Lujan de cuyo, 873 m asl.
  • Vineyard age: 5 years.
  • Soil: Sandy Loam.
  • Irrigation system: Dripping.
  • Harvest mode: Manual in 17 kg boxes.
  • Grape ripening:  End of March.
  • Yield: 6.000 kg/ha.
  • Vinification: An exhaustive control of the vineyard is carried out in order to choose the best plot for this emblematic wine. Once harvested and ground into the tank, a pre-fermentative maceration is carried out for 4 to 5 days at temperatures between 46, 4º – 10 º F. After this operation, the selected yeasts are sown for the alcoholic fermentation, which will take place at temperatures between 73, 4 and 77 ºF, and will last an average of 15-20 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation is expected to take place in the oak that will be aged, trying to achieve the perfect combination between fruit and wood that our wines provide.