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Santiago Achával & Roberto Cipresso

Tinto

This red wine comes from the Chacayes district in Uco Valley, Mendoza. It is a young area located at 3600 feet above sea level. Soils with alluvial sandy loam and gravel. It is a blend of Malbec co-fermented with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine is structured and fresh at the same time.

Place of origin: Chacayes, in upper Uco Valley, Mendoza.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2014 91
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2014 94

Antes Andes Viña Canota

This wine is the result of experimentation with older, original, non-alluvial geological areas. In Canota Valley, between 3400 and 4000 feet above sea level, the vineyard is irrigated with spring water. It is 100% Malbec, with fruity and exotic notes that stand out, making it di erent from most wines found in traditional grape producing areas from Mendoza.

Place of origin: Canota Valley, in the Pre-Cordillera foothills, Las Heras, Mendoza.

Tim Atkin
2015 94
2014 90
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2014 91
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2014 93

Antes Andes Valles Calchaquíes

The origin of this wine is the Rupestre Vineyard, in a mountain range formation contemporary to the Pre-Cordillera, located in Salta, in the North West of Argentina. Planted at 7800 feet of altitude, and tended with loving care by the Domingo brothers, it is located halfway between Cafayate and Molinos. The soil formation is older than the soils in the Andes: built up by volcanic basalt, granite and sand, with fantastic drainage. The result is a distinctive Malbec, fresh and full of fruit, with a wild feeling to it and mineral notes that make it a clearly typical wine from Salta.

Place of origin: Calchaquí Valleys, halfway between Cafayate y Molinos, Salta.

Tim Atkin
2015 95
2014 93
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2014 92
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2014 94

Alteza

Este viñedo se encuentra en Yacochuya, en la vertiente occidental del Valle de Cafayate, a 7200 pies de altitud. Comparte Rupestre con las estructuras de suelo precordilleras de las colinas. Está plantado en una terraza construida hace siglos por habitantes aborígenes y se riega con nieve derretida. El carácter de este Malbec viene dado por la mineralidad y la estructura. La fruta no es el centro sino un accesorio, eclipsado por la convicción del terruño, que construye la personalidad que lo hace tan atractivo.

Lugar de origen: Yacochuya, Valle de Cafayate, Salta.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2014 93
2013 92
2012 92
2011 93
Tim Atkin
2015 94
2014 94
2013 93
2012 95
2010 95
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2014 96
2013 96
2012 94
2011 94
James Suckling
2012 93
2010 92

Piedras Viejas

Grown on steep Pre-Cordillera hillsides at 5200 feet of altitude, Piedras Viejas is the utmost agricultural challenge. It is one the most extreme vineyards in the world. Small vineyard blocks of wildly di erent non alluvial soil types, like limestone ranging from 40 to 450 million years old, and broken basaltic rock. This geological diversity shows itself in distinctive flavors and aromas. First harvest was carried 7 years after planting.

Place of origin: Pre-Cordillera hillsides in El Challao, Las Heras, Mendoza.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2014 95
Tim Atkin
2015 94
2014 94
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2014 97
James Suckling
2014 93

Finca

The vineyard that gives origin to this Malbec was planted in 1938 and was cultivated by horses until 2002. It grows at 3200 feet of altitude, in alluvial soils: sandy loam with clay layers and deep gravel beds, formed by the millenary activity of Mendoza River. The combination this soil and old vines results in this classic wine from Mendoza, with flavors of attractive austerity, strong minerality, good balance and a long finish.

Place of origin: Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2014 93
Tim Atkin
2015 93
2014 94
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2014 95
Wine Spectator
2014 93
James Suckling
2014 94

Blanco

This is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, cofermented.

We gave the juice five days of contact with the skins prior to fermentation. 

James Suckling
2016 93
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2016 94

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