Las Perdices Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Mendoza - Argentina

Las Perdices Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


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Grape TypeCabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Year2013
Wine MakerLas Perdices
SweetnessBone Dry
TanninHigh Tannin
One of the world’s great grape varietals, prized for its full body, strong tannins and rich, complex flavours.
FoodRed Meat, Grilled Pork Belly, Sirloin Steak
MoodsContemplative, Romantic

This wine's story

There are plenty of cultural, artistic, ethnic and historic links between Spain and Argentina. The two countries have supported and influenced each other throughout much of modern history - they share a language, a love of beef, and a serious passion for hearty, fiery, passionate wines. Las Perdices winery is a pretty decent example of this connection, and the winemakers behind this bold and forward-thinking winery left their ancestral home in sun baked Andalusia in southern Spain, headed across the Atlantic to Argentina, and never looked back. Their decision proved to be very good one, indeed.

Run by Don Juan Munoz Lopez and his dedicated family of fellow wine enthusiasts, the winery takes its name from the partridges (perdices) which roam across the vineyards, pecking at seeds and keeping an eye on proceedings. This is a winery where things happen slowly, the long ripening season allows the fantastic grapes to grow to their full potential, and take on the best features of the stunning terroir found in this part of the Mendoza wine region of the country. Slowly, but properly, Las Perdices combines the best traditions of sunny Spain with the New World bravado and experimentation Argentina has become famed for.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s great grape varietals. Now grown in almost every major wine region on earth, it is prized for its full body, strong tannins and rich, complex flavours. In unblended wines, Cabernet Sauvignon has some real power, and needs to be paired with strongly flavoured, deeply savoury foods in order to bring out its best features while not being too dull or too strong on the palate. Argentinian Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and highly tannic wine, and as such, it pairs best with smoky, fatty meats. Indeed, the tannins help to break down the fat in the mouth, and cut through grease, making the dish altogether more pleasant. Try this wine with grilled or fried pork belly, or sirloin steak served with potatoes and mushrooms. Delicious!

Sommelier Notes

A high altitude wine from the Mendoza sub-region of Luyan de Cuyo. Made by Spanish winemaker Juan Munoz Lopez, this is a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon that has been enhanced with a mixture of French and American oak. Plenty of cherry and red raspberry notes on the nose, backed up with some savoury leather and black pepper. Balanced, with plenty of sour cherry and blackberry on the palate, finishing with clean tannin.