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Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc
Bodegas Bressia
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley

"Bressia Monteagrelo combines the soul of each varietal, its intimate relationship with the origin and its deep roots with a unique terroir in the world...Monteagrelo is our family of wines and, as in any family, each one expresses their own identity and varietal personality that makes them unforgettable and unrepeatable." - Walter Bressia

Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc is sources from Uco Valley vineyards located 3,600 feet above sea level. Planted 6,500 plants per hectare.

Beautiful ruby red with purple highlights. Aromas of ripe red berries with a nice wood smoke complexity, thanks to the oak aging. The wine has great structure; round and integrated tannins.

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Varietal(s)
100% Cabernet Franc
Soil type
calcareous gravel
Vinification
Aged in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels for 12 months. No filtration and no fining.
Pairings

grilled meats; cheeses

Reviews and News

2017 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - JS

2017 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Although this smells like blackcurrant cordial, it isn’t sweet. In fact, it’s got an appealingly dry personality with healthy tannins and a slew of berry character at the long finish. Drink now."
- James Suckling (March 2019), 91 pts

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2017 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(aged for 12 months in new French and American oak): Bright medium ruby. Aromas and flavors of black fruits, violet, licorice and peppery herbs reminded me of a wine from the cooler 2016 vintage. This sappy Cabernet Franc offers good intensity and inner-mouth perfume and finishes with adamant dryness. I'd wait a year before pulling the cork. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (September 2019), 89 pts

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2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 93 PTS - TA

2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 93 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"The pick of the Monteagrelo wines, at least for me, in 2016, this comes from Vista Flores and is a beautifully judged expression of a variety that has found a home in the Uco Valley. Leafy, fine and refreshing, with black cherry and graphite notes. 2019-26"

- Tim Atkin (Argentina Special Report 2018), 93 pts

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2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 92 PTS - Descorchados

2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 92 PTS - Descorchados

descorchados2018 logo"The Cabernet Franc that Bressia acquires in Vista Flores comes from a 15 year old vineyard (same one as the Syrah) planted on the area’s alluvial soils with a high percentage of sand. But 2016, one of the coldest ever in Mendoza, molded the fruit in a very different way, highlighting more herbal notes. For those unfriendly to herbal flavors, they may be excessive, but we like that there here at “Descorchados”, mainly because they’re accompanied with heaps of red fruit in a lightish body with crisp acidity."
- Descorchados, 92 pts

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2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WE

2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"A lively nose is saucy and lightly herbal, with plum and berry notes. A firm, slightly raw palate features pointy tannins, while this tastes of tomato, plum and berry fruits. Drying tannins and snappy acidity are the main factors on a fresh finish. Given that 2016 was a rainy vintage, this deserves praise. - Michael Schachner"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (February 1st 2019), 90 pts

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2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - JS

2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Mulberry fruit, plums, licorice and spices. Full body, plenty of red fruit, a firm tannin backbone and a fruity finish. Juicy. Drink now."
- James Suckling (April 2018), 90 pts

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2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - WA

2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"The herbal and somehow charred 2016 Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc was produced with grapes grown in Vista Flores in the Valle de Uco that fermented with selected yeasts and matured in French and American oak barrels for ten months. It has some spicy notes and some notes of cooked vegetables. The palate is medium-bodied, with round, polished tannins and some bitterness in the finish. 17,000 bottles were filled in March 2017. - Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 89 pts

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2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(14.5% alcohol; aged for 12 months in new French and American oak): Bright, dark red. Lovely rose petal and violet topnotes lift aromas of musky dark raspberry, licorice, menthol and peppery herbs, with a hint of leather adding complexity. Quite dry and classic, offering moderate depth but good shape and life in the mouth, and the definition and inner-mouth aromatic character of the better '16s. A Cabernet leafiness is joined by some new oak and leather nuances. Finishes with dusty tannins and good very length and lift. Sexy juice. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Argentina’s Wines Enter The World Stage, July 2018), 89 pts

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2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WA

2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2014 Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc showed pungent herbal notes and a touch of incense, something I later saw in other wines. It's quite classically proportioned, with elegant, fine-grained tannins. It matured in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 12 months, a shorter élevage than in the past.- Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (December 2016), 90 pts

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2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - W&S

2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"A light and velvety cabernet franc, this comes from the heights of Vista Flores, in the Uco Valley. It is simple and charming, with herbal notes spiking the red berry flavors, ready for baked pork chops."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2017), 90 pts

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2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - WE

2014 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Spicy, slightly green aromas of plum and currant open this Cabernet Franc. The tight, solid palate is light in feel and not overextracted. Saucy, oaky flavors of berry fruits, spice and cocoa finish with a distinct flavor of oak. Drink through 2019.- M.S."

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 2017), 89 pts

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2013 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 93 PTS - TA

2013 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 93 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"The Bressias' Cabernet Franc comes solely from Vista Flores and is always a delightful single varietal expression of the grape, showing notes of graphite, green pepper and minerality with soft leafy tannins and a core of acidity. Drink: 2015-20"

- Tim Atkin (Argentina Special Report 2015), 93pts

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2012 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 92 PTS - WE

2012 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Early on this shows edgy, minty aromas of toasty oak, but then plum, wild berry, warm dust and malty notes settle in. Chunky, grapy weight makes for a full, broad palate, while baked berry and savory meat flavors end dark, potent and satisfying. Drink through 2030. — M.S."

Wine Enthusiast (October 2015), 92pts + Cellar Selection

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2010 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 92 PTS - WA

2010 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 92 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 92 PtsThe 2010 Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc does not shy away from expressing the grape variety on the nose, with those lovely bell pepper notes augmenting the rustic black fruit profile. The palate is well-balanced with crisp acidity, vibrant red berry fruit and a nicely composed Loire-meets-Argentina finish. This is a superb take on the grape variety – bravo! Drink now-2018.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 203, October 2012), 92 pts

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2010 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - IWC

2010 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 89 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 89 ptsGood ruby-red. Blueberry, licorice, mocha and coffee bean on the nose, plus a whiff of roasted herbs. Slightly wild in a positive way, with dark fruit flavors complicated by smoky minerality and a saline element. Plump, fine-grained, silky wine, finishing with smooth tannins. Already very easy to drink.

Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Issue 167, March/April 2013), 89 pts

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2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - IWC

2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 91 ptsDark red. Sexy, complex nose offers red- and blackcurrant, fresh herbs, flowers, coffee bean, milk chocolate and licorice; distinctly claret-like. Lively acidity gives energy and lift to the redcurrant and spice flavors. At once intense and pliant, with nothing forced about it. Finishes very long and lively, with smooth tannins and lingering notes of currant, flowers and herbs. As good a cabernet franc bottling as I've yet tasted from Argentina.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2012), 91 pts

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2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WE

2009 Bressia Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This is one of Walter Bressia's better wines under his Monteagrelo label. It opens with spicy, peppery aromas that include cherry and berry scents. The palate is tannic, with cassis, plum, basil, oregano and spice flavors. This finishes long, with notes of coffee and chocolate entering the picture. — M.S. (8/1/2012)"

Wine Enthusiast (August 1st 2012), 90pts

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Producer Information: Bodegas Bressia

Walter Bressia, owner and winemaker of Bodegas Bressia, has been in the Argentine wine trade for almost 30 years. Before founding his family winery in 2003, he was the winemaker ...
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