CHAMAN CABERNET FRANC

CHAMAN CABERNET FRANC Image

Revolutionary winemaker Luis Reginato brings Argentine winemaking to the next level with original varietal wines that speak to the future of Mendoza. A Chaman, or “Shaman” in English, is a mentor who brings guidance to the present by accessing knowledge of the past – mysterious, magical, and inspiring. This wine pays homage to the enchantment handed down by Luis’ mentor, father, and vineyard shaman, José Reginato. The Reginato family has been growing grapes in the Uco Valley for over 60 years, and Luis saw -great potential in varietals like Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc since the cool climate allows for full ripening and maturity, creating intense wines with structure and balanced acidity while staying fun to drink. Luis has risen to the top of the scene as a pioneer of Mendoza with less common varietals, making Chaman stand out in an often Malbec-dominated category.

The grapes are from Ugarteche, where the vines are deeply rooted in sandy loam soil. They are hand-harvested and cofermented and aged for 12 months in 20% new and 80% 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels.

Variety:
Cabernet Franc
Producer:
Chaman
Import Partner:
Vine Connections
Color:
Red
Country:
Argentina
Vintage:
2016

CHAMAN CABERNET FRANC

CHAMAN CABERNET FRANC Image

Revolutionary winemaker Luis Reginato brings Argentine winemaking to the next level with original varietal wines that speak to the future of Mendoza. A Chaman, or “Shaman” in English, is a mentor who brings guidance to the present by accessing knowledge of the past – mysterious, magical, and inspiring. This wine pays homage to the enchantment handed down by Luis’ mentor, father, and vineyard shaman, José Reginato. The Reginato family has been growing grapes in the Uco Valley for over 60 years, and Luis saw -great potential in varietals like Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc since the cool climate allows for full ripening and maturity, creating intense wines with structure and balanced acidity while staying fun to drink. Luis has risen to the top of the scene as a pioneer of Mendoza with less common varietals, making Chaman stand out in an often Malbec-dominated category.

The grapes are from Ugarteche, where the vines are deeply rooted in sandy loam soil. They are hand-harvested and cofermented and aged for 12 months in 20% new and 80% 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels.