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Bodega Norton Altura Cabernet Franc 2017

The Bodega Norton Altura range of wines was inspired by the connection between soil and elevation and microclimate in a special vineyard located in Uco Valley in Mendoza. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels the Altura 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.

Wine File
Producer:
Bodega Norton
Country:
Argentina
Region:
Mendoza
Sub Region:
Uco Valley
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Cabernet Franc
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.9
£17.75

The Producer Bodega Norton | Mendoza

Bodega Norton Winery Building in Mendoza

In 1885, the Buenos Aires to Mendoza railway opened, cementing the significance of this emerging wine growing region high in the Andean foothills. One visitor to Mendoza, an English engineer called Edmund James Palmer Norton, was so struck by the beauty and...

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The Region Argentina | Mendoza

Argentinian Vineyards in Mendoza in front of the Andes

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The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Cabernet Franc

Organic Vineyard with covercrop

The Cabernet Franc grape is a black-skinned grape variety from France that is popular in Bordeaux, where it is renowned for its inclusion in some of the best red Bordeaux blends. It is particularly popular in the Libournais on the ‘Right-Bank’ of...

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Customer Reviews

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Mr J W H Laverack
Cabernet Franc and fabulous

A cracking red that exceeded expectations. The label speaks of menthol and eucalyptus and all sorts of wonderful subtleties. I spent so long savouring the flavours that my roast beef nearly went cold. Try it. You will not be disappointed.

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The Wine Enthusiast
The Wine Enthusiast Editors Choice

92 Points
"An intense black color is telling, as are aromas of blackberry, olive and charcoal. A giant palate is plush and tannic, while black fruit flavors explode alongside chocolate and toast. This is an excellent modern Cab Franc from Argentina and an example of why wineries like Norton are giving the grape its due. Drink through 2029."

D
Decanter
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

88 Points

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Tim Atkin
Tim Atkin

91 Points

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James Suckling
jamessuckling.com

93 Points