Two new varietals join Ruca Malén portfolio: Yauquén Bonarda Edición Vendimia and 2011 Yauquén Torrontés. The first one comes from a vineyard located in Medrano, Mendoza, at 800 meters above sea level. 40% of this wine spent 6 months in oak barrels.
The grapes that make up the 2011 Yauquén Torrontés are from Cafayate, Salta. “This wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation in order to preserve fresh aromas and acidity in the mouth.” According to its winemaker “it is the perfect match for fish and seafood, green salads, fruits and spicy dishes.”
From San Juan, Finca Las Moras presents its 2009 PAZ Malbec. “This Malbec is made with grapes from Valle de Pedernal at 1,350 masl; it is a potent and tasty version of our flagship variety. After a 15 month aging, it comes out firm, juicy and at the same time complex. This wine asks for company since by itself it would a waste. The PAZ range is completed with Syrah, Bonarda and a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc” it was said from the winery.
True to its mission, Augusto Pulenta winery releases Valbona Tradición with three red wines: Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon; while the rosés and the whites will be available with a new label next vintage. “With this revamp, the winery seeks to reflect the spirit of Augusto Pulenta winery and its wines,” they pointed out.
2008 Familia Langley Reserva is a blend (Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Malbec 30%, Merlot 50%). The winery’s winemaker explained that this wine “was aged in French oak barrel for 18 months. It is distinguished, attractive, and above all, it stands out.”
Viñedos Urraca belongs to the prestigious American TV and film producer, John Langley, and Jean Pierre Bieri, is its General Manager. “We are focused on making natural, perfect wines, whether they are blends or varietal wines. We have a very good Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, and now we are incorporating new varieties, which mean that we will have the best paint to do an amazing painting.”
Finally, Viñas Don Martin introduces its Finca Altorfer Chardonnay; a young, fresh, and novel wine that identifies with its consumers.
“Made with the best grapes from own vineyards in Alto Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, picked, and selected by hand, this wine was made under the supervision of the prestigious winemaker Roberto de la Mota. It combines pleasant freshness with a sweet finish and a perfect balance. It displays a golden color and green hues, with aromas of apples, pears and citric fruits. This wine is the perfect partner for fish, pasta, and white meats. Drink preferably at 50 – 53 °F.”
Translation: Rocío Acosta