Santa Julia is one of the Zuccardi family’s estates, with Julia Zuccardi at the head and grapes that come from vineyards at the foot of the Andes, up to 1400 metres above sea level. This simply means that the grapes are ripened basking in the abundant sunshine while the cool nights allow the grapes to develop plenty of character.
In this blend, Malbec has been partnered with great effect with (30%) Cabernet Franc giving the cherry and plum fruit blend a light herbal, garni bouquet nuance to the aromas and palate. Its purple hued vibrance fairly leaps out of the glass. The plush, velvety finish ends on a warm note of cinnamon spice and coffee.
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Main Grape: Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Style: Dry, red wine
VinousWomen member reaction: Loved it!
Date tasted: March 2019
Food required: no
Where purchased: Waitrose £9.99