Argentina succeeded in Malbec and Blend varietals, receiving the best scores on both categories, among which wines range from USD 16 to USD 120. Critics highlighted the 2007 vintage including two “Smart Buys” and one Finca Decero wine.
The awarded Finca Decero Malbec Agrelo Remolinos Vineyard 2007, also named as a “Smart Buy” for its price-quality relation, is the creation of the winemaker, Juan Marcó and the CEO, Marcos Fernández. Coming from a small production vineyard of 6000 to 8000 kg/ha, this varietal is aged in French oak barrels for 14 months, with 30-35% in brand new barrels and 45-50% in second and third use. Only 15% to 20% of the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks to preserve the aromas of fresh fruits and violets, a singular characteristic of the Agrelo and Remolinos vineyard. Right after being bottled for 4 to 6 months, this Malbec is launched to the market.
“Our aim is to make a complex, elegant and well balanced wine, with intense aromas of violet, red fruits and raspberry, showing the consumer our typical terroir characteristics. At present, our wines are exported to the US, England, Switzerland, Canada, China and Hong Kong, and they are not available in the domestic market, except for the ones sold at the winery’s cellar door”, they explained.