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A perfect balance between fruit, acidity and tannins.

Juicy and attractive wines; elegant and complex with a lingering finish. In this line we present three varietals (Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) and Don Tiburcio, a blend composed of five grapes (50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot). Aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.


Varietal composition: 100% Malbec.

Grapes Origin: Grapes from our own vineyards Finca La Encerrada (1450 meters above sea level; 4800 ft), Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza and a small percentage of Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level; 2800 ft), Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza.

Harvest time: Last week of April

Winemaking process: Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25°C (77°F). Post fermentative maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.

Ageing: 8 to 10 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting notes:

-Colour: Brilliant and clean red ruby colour with violet hues.

-Nose: Aroma of ripe fruit such as strawberries and plums appear at the entrances. After this floral notes emerge mainly violets typical of the high cold areas of Uco Valley; with a touch of minerality proper of Gual- tallary and Cruz de Piedra.

-Mouth:Wine of medium intensity with soft and round tannins that spread in the whole mouth. Easy to drink, velvety, unctuous with a long and lingering finish.

Ageing capacity : 8 years.

Drinking Temperature: Between 15°C – 17°C (59°F – 63°F).


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2015 James Suckling (USA): 93 points

2015 Austral Spectator (Argentina): 91 points

2014 100 Latina Wine (Florent Michel): 90 points

2013 Mundus Vini (Germany) gold medal

2013 James Suckling (USA): 92 points

2012 Descorchados (Argentina): 91 points

2011 James Suckling (USA): 93 points

2010 International Wine Cellar “Stephen Tanzer” (USA): 90 points

2009 Decanter (England) 4 stars “Highly Recommended”

2009 Descorchados (Argentina): 90 points

2009 Wine Advocate “Robert Parker” (USA): 90 points

2008 Decanter (England) 4 stars “Highly Recommended”