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Finca Decero’s vineyards in Alto Agrelo
produce grapes with more freshness
(and lower pHs) than the lower part of
the sub-region and it’s apparent here on
this elegant, refined, refreshing Malbec.
The 20% new oak is stylishly done.”
Region Mendoza Sub-region Agrelo
Grape 100% Malbec
Producer What was once a bare patch of soil in the foothills of the Andes has been transformed into a remarkable single-vineyard estate. Decero, meaning from scratch, consists of one hundred hectares of vineyard newly planted in 2000 on this favoured site. The winery is state-of-theart, having been equipped for the début 2006 vintage, and the gentle, hands-on approach in the vineyard continues throughout the process. The result is wines of elegance and sophistication; seductively textured and freshly aromatic. With such quality emerging after only one vintage, this is definitely a new name to watch.
Vineyard Located at over 1050 metres above sea level, in the renowned Mendoza appellation of Agrelo, the Remolinos Vineyard takes its name from remolinos whirlwinds which keep the grapes dry and in perfect condition before being handpicked each vintage. The soils are silty clay over sandy gravels. All the vineyard work is done by hand, without the use of tractors. Natural predators, including owls, are used to combat pests. During picking, there was a cluster selection followed by a second sorting within the small boxes.
Winery Following cluster selection pre-destemmer and berry selection postdestemmer, the juice underwent five to seven days cold soak, ten days fermentation in small, wide stainless steel tanks and fifteen to eighteen days extended maceration. It was then gently pressed before going into thirty percent new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and a fourteen-month ageing process. Ten percent of the wine was held back in tank to increase floral aroma in the final blend.
Taste Intense violet aromas and purity of raspberry and red fruit flavours, with a kick of white pepper, a very assured, sleek texture, and a long, energetic finish.
Press 91 points, The Wine Advocate , August 2015
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