Explosively fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and creamy plum tart. Powerfully structured!
Origin:La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Type of Soil:Calcareous, sandy loam, calcium.
Varietals:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vessel Ageing:French Oak and Concrete with no epoxy
Residual Sugar g/l:1.8
Robert Parker Score:93
Tim Atkin Score:92
Price per Bottle:129.90
More than 20 years ago, a family from La Consulta planted this Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, that we started to work in 2008. There was an indelible identity on it, which is typical in the oldest vineyards of the area, its traditional furrow irrigation system, its carob wood posts, and its rows of quinces surrounding the vineyard, are its identity marks, and at the same time tribute to the rich viticultural legacy of the region. When we started working on it, we focused on recovering the life of its soils and the vigor of its vines, with love and care, looking for the vineyard to express the full potential of the place where it grew. Finca Los Membrillos is located on the eastern limit of Paraje Altamira and has the particular characteristics of the soils of this area; diverse, stony with calcareous materials. The grapes were selected, destemmed, and crushed. The fermentation was made in concrete vats without epoxy, with native yeast. Aged in French oak barrels and concrete vats. 2016 was one of the coldest years of recent times. The average temperatures were also lower which made the ripening of the grapes very slow and the yields very low. Expresses a complex fruity character with notes of black fruits, plum, and black cherry, which are complemented by fresh herbal subtleties. Vivacious beginning in the mouth. Juicy, with lively acidity, elegant, of grand structure and complexity, with a prolonged finish of mineral notes.