CARA SUR is a small winery formed in 2011 as a partnership between two couples who were inspired to revive ancestral vines and produce wines from traditional Argentine varietals.
Sebastián Zuccardi and Marcela Manini teamed up with Nuria Año Gargiulo and Pancho Burgallo, an avid mountaineering couple who live in Barreal, in the Calingasta de San Juan Valley, north of Mendoza. This spirit of mountaineering is represented in the name: Cara Sur means "south face" and refers to the more difficult approach of Cerro Mercedario, one of the highest peaks in Argentina, which can be seen from Barreal , the birthplace of Pancho and Nuria.
The quartet produces wines from Moscatel, Moscatel Tinto, Bonarda, Barbera and Criolla Chica. The vineyard is located along the Los Patos River in Barreal on stony ground 1500 meters above sea level. The vines were trained on a Parral, or pergola: a ceiling trellis system that provides shade and maximizes air circulation.
Santiago Cecchin and María set foot on Argentinian soil around 1910, In 1959, Don Pedro and Jorge Cecchin took up this family tradition
Today, Alberto Cecchin consolidates more than 100 years of artisanal products without chemical additives.
Designing an organic wine means promoting a framework of natural harmony, where the vines coexist with herbs and other fruit trees, promoting ecological balance.
Wine with a garnet color, a vibrant mouth of ripe fruit. Nose: Fruity aromas reminiscent of ripe plums and raspberries
The adventure of Cheval des Andes began twenty years ago, on the initiative of Pierre Lurton. It is by combining the know-how of the iconic Château Cheval Blanc directed by Pierre Lurton with the terroir of Las Compuertas, located in the region of Mendoza that the idea of producing one of the greatest Argentine wines was born. , paying homage to Malbec and the art of Bordeaux blending. Today, Cheval des Andes is brilliantly in line with the desire of these pioneers who contributed to its birth: to be a grand cru from the Andes with a unique personality.
The Cheval des Andes vineyard extends over 46 hectares with two complementary terroirs. Located 1070 meters above sea level, the historic Las Compuertas vineyard is located on the left bank of the Rio Mendoza. Old Malbec vines planted in 1929 bring their richness and complexity, complemented by Cabernet Sauvignon. To the south, the Altamira vineyard is located at an altitude of 1150 metres. In this zone with a cooler climate, 14 hectares of vines are planted with Malbec vines dating back to 1945. Due to the higher altitude and the significant thermal amplitudes between night and day, the grapes are endowed with tannins of 'great finesse with lovely freshness and floral notes.
PUNTO FINAL RESERVA MALBEC 2018
This small property specialized only with two wines made from the Malbec grape, has a few tens of hectares on the best terroir of Mendoza (more precisely in Lujan del Cuyo). These two wines are very successful with their balance between fruit and power.
Native to Altamira (1100 altitude meters, limestone soils.), Vistaflores (1200 altitude meters, limestone soils.) And Perdriel - Lujan de Cuyo (980 meters above sea level - intermediate floors .).
Vineyards: More than 50 years
Harvest: Manual in plastic crates of 17 kg.
Selection: Double selection of bunches and berries.
Maceration: 12 days at 8ºC.
Alcoholic fermentation: With indigenous yeasts during 17 days in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures between 27 and 29º C.
Malolactic Fermentation: In French oak barrels.
Aging: In French oak barrels during 10 months.
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