La Pampa Cabernet Franc
Bodega del Desierto is a 345 acre estate owned by the sibling team of Armando and Maria Loson. Located in the La
Pampa province of the Alto Valle Rio Colorado, Argentina, the wines were named in honor of the local town and in
recognition of the 1810 revolution that led to Argentina's independence from Spain. The strong Patagonian wind
and arid desert conditions produce bold red wines and aromatic, delicate whites. Bodega del Desierto produces
two tiers of wine – Desierto 25 and the premium Desierto Pampa. At harvest, the grapes arrive at the winery within
the hour to preserve freshness and acidity. Winemaker Sebastian Cavagnaro works hand in hand with vineyard
manager Adrian Barrios and consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs.
|A finely tuned, structured red that offers nuanced
notes of black fruit, mocha, tobacco and paprika. Notes of oak and vanilla are nicely integrated with rounded tannins and fresh
acidity. The silken texture of the wine floats through to the long and persistent finish.
|The wines are named to commemorate the day that Argentina beof the 25th of May 25/5 La Pampa to honor the town whose
terroir and beauty are powerfully expressed in their wines. The town of 25 de Mayo (25th of May) is itself named in recognition
of the date that began Argentina's surge toward independence from Spain.