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Carinae, Cuvée Philippe, Mendoza, 2018

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Carinae, Cuvée Philippe, Mendoza, 2018

A sumptuous, lightly oaked blend of 37% Malbec and Syrah and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon. Each grape brings something special to the party: the Malbec blackberry juiciness; the Syrah a blueberry note; and the Cabernet sharp blackcurrant. As a... Read More

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Carinae, Cuvée Philippe, Mendoza, 2018

ColourRed

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyMalbec, Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCAE918

Style

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Carinae

Mendoza, Argentina

Frenchman Philippe Subra, with his wife Brigitte, came to Argentina as the national boss of EDF, the French energy giant - but loved the country so much he cleverly bought some long-established vineyards and settled there, on the south side of Mendoza. He has built a small cellar - boutique indeed, whilst wholly lacking the pretension that word implies!

What...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Carinae, Cuvée Philippe, Mendoza, 2018

A sumptuous, lightly oaked blend of 37% Malbec and Syrah and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon. Each grape brings something special to the party: the Malbec blackberry juiciness; the Syrah a blueberry note; and the Cabernet sharp blackcurrant. As a whole it's tinged with oak spice from the barrels and shows classy aromatics. Now-2023

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