Super Uco Calcareo Granito De Tupungato Cabernet Franc 2018


Tasting Notes: Rich and brawny, with intense blackberry fruit that finishes quite dry, this is indeed rather Chinon like, perhaps with more weight, and loads of personality.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 94/00: The Cabernet Franc ages for longer in barrel than the rest of the Calcáreo wines and therefore is bottled and released later than the rest of the range. So, I tasted the 2015 Calcáreo Cabernet Franc de Gualta, which is called Calcáreo de Granito de Tupungato Cabernet Franc in some markets. It’s produced with full clusters, and it has a very peppery and slightly earthy feeling to it. There’s always a reminiscence with a Chinon here, as it’s dry, herbal and austere. They now mention the granite-based soils on the label, and it has the austerity of the soils, with grainy minerality, freshness and length, very expressive.

Food Pairing: Beef, Pork, Game (deer, venison), Poultry, Mild and soft cheese.

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About: Superuco began as an inspiration to focus on the pure soul and terroir of the Uco Valley. The Michelini brothers, also winemakers at Mendoza?s renowned Zorzal and Passionate wineries, planted and built their biodynamic winery in the Los Chacayes subregion of the Uco Valley in Argentina in 2012. They produce wines under the Calcareo and SuperUco labels. The dodecahedron shaped winery consists of egg-shaped concrete amphoras, foudres, and concrete eggs. The two hectare farm is planted in concentric circles so that the vines have 360 degrees of exposure to the sun. The different varietals are planted from the center outward, as its vegetative cycle dictates. This boutique, biodynamic winery produces very limited production of top quality, terroir driven wines.


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