Finca Agostino, Agostino Inicio Cabernet Franc, Mendoza 2016

Finca Agostino, Agostino Inicio Cabernet Franc, Mendoza 2016

Regular price €20.00
Tax included.
Cabernet Franc from Argentina: firm, full and fruity.

You may know Cabernet Franc as a blending grape in Bordeaux, or as a more significant component of the reds you're likely to find in French supermarkets further north. It is of course one of the stars of the Loire Valley, but in a modest vintage its vegetal character can limit its appeal.

The ideal wine-growing conditions of Mendoza's Maipú region allow the grapes to ripen fully and emphasize a richer, darker side in the resulting wine. There's a Cabernet-family blackcurrant depth to the flavours, but at the same time a herby, spicy edge, that make this a great choice with lamb and pork—try the Inicio Malbec with your steak!

If you'd like to read more about how the newcomer fits in with Malbec, here's a recent article by Amanda Barnes for the South American Wine Guide.

Supplier's websiteFinca Agostino
Wine colourRed
Grape varietyCabernet Franc
Bottle size750 ml

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide (*excludes orders containing grande marque champagnes)

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.

We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.

Your orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to anticipate your requested deadline (see above), or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

*The only general exception to our free delivery policy is in the case of grande marque champagnes: champagnes from global brands not imported direct by Bubble Brothers. These attract a standard delivery charge.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours, so a work address may be a better choice than a home address. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

Track your order

When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.

We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.


Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.