This guided tour include 3 differents wineries
The region of Lujan de Cuyo Malbec is so associated with the brand of the city is from a few years ago “Lujan de Cuyo Malbec land”. The soil, of alluvial origin, consists of a stony subsoil where sediment sand, silt and clay. This soil is poor in organic matter, limiting the overgrowth of vines, making them excellent for the production of quality wines. This combination of factors is without doubt an outstanding feature Malbec. In view of the wine produced with grapes Malbec presents his classic red-violet, high intensity. In nose, Lujan de Cuyo Marbec, have fruity, mostly ripe plum or plum jam. Also appearing spicy, black pepper and mineral expression. In the mouth the wine is usually presented voluminous, without edges, with soft and silky tannins.
Wineries From Lujan de Cuyo: Catena Zapata , Achaval Ferrer, Belasco de Baquedano,Bodega Vistalba,Casarena,Pulenta Estate,Dominios del Plata,Melipal,Renacer,Septima,Finca de Cero,Bressia,Kaiken,Fabre,Altavista,Nieto Senetiner,Luiggi Bosca, Chandon ,Terrazas de los Andes,Norton,Lagarde,CarmeloPaty,Viña cobos,Ruca Malen.
Blending different varietals, different lots and even different vintages is an art as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux, the blending of the famous five – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec – is a centuries old art. Each component is thought to add a level of complexity to the wine. Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard management team have worked tirelessly in the discovery, identification and development of key microclimates in the high altitude wine country of Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolás Catena has planted an almost countless number of varietals and clones throughout his mountain vineyard sites.This quest for quality led Nicolás and Laura Catena to a crucial discovery regarding the influence of altitude on grape cultivation in Mendoza. Observing the important differences in soil types, average temperatures and thermal amplitudes that exist at varying altitudes, he found that vineyard sites which are just a few kilometers apart can have vast differences in altitude and possess remarkably different microclimates. Over the years, the in depth study of these different microclimates led Nicolás to determine that the same varietal, and even the same clone, presented distinct aromatic and flavor profiles when cultivated in each of these unique microclimates. Implementing the age old art of assemblage, he found that by blending these different lots of the same varietal, he could achieve a more complex wine.As great artists tap their creative spirit to mix and match colors in the production of magnificent works of art, this wide array of distinct lot selections allows the winemaking team at Bodega Catena Zapata to engage in a creative, intricate process of blending in order to craft the final wine.
99.9 points by Robert Parker
At Achaval- Ferrer, we are united by the passion to make great wines, which are faithful gifts of the soil from where they begin. We are a group of friends from Argentina and Italy, together since 1998, sharing dreams and undertakings, challenging ourselves to the commitment to base all of our work on extreme quality and respect for the earth.
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