FINCA DECERO, Mendoza
2015 Malbec ‘Remolinos Vineyard’
$25.99 (12 btls/cs)
#34 on Wine Spectator’s list of Top 100 Wines of 2017
It’s minus ten and we’re buried in snow! Time to bust out a new world wine that wraps around you like a warm blanket with its voluptuous fruit and wintery spice. Decero means ‘from scratch’ because the winery began with a bare patch of land in the foothills of the Andes. Thomas Schmidheiny’s family has a history of winemaking in Switzerland and his mother was inspired by the Napa scene in the seventies. Thomas built a world-class winery from the ground up, planted only red varieties, and committed to working sustainably and by hand.
Argentinian Malbec is known for its inky concentration and velvety mouth feel (it doesn’t have the tannic structure of Cahors, in France). The best examples are made from high-elevation sites where the cooler air keeps the wines fresh. The Remolinos vineyards is located at 3500 feet and is named after the frequent gusts of wind that protect the vines from mildew and pests. The fruit is always handpicked and 90% of the wine is aged in (30% new) French barrels. A small portion is kept in tank to preserve the floral aromatics. The Remolinos vineyard consistently produces a bold wine with blue fruit, violets, and peppery spice.
91 Points, Wine Spectator
An elegant style, with a core of vibrant cherry, plum, and currant flavours that are supported by fresh acidity. This is a supple mid-palate, with a finish that lingers with dried ginger and white pepper details.
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